Note: This article is one of a series celebrating Mariposa Memories and was originally published during Spring 2009
March 19, 2017 - After a destructive wildfire in 2008 in Mariposa County that included sections of the Merced River Canyon the following spring the canyon produced a flowery display of poppies. The locals said they had never seen a display of poppies of these numbers in the Merced River Canyon. Some attributed it to the ash from the previous years wildfire.
Photo credit: Linda Gast