A growing number of people are beginning to wonder about the wildflower bloom that has been causing headaches for a few years in California.
In a report published Wednesday, the National Geographic Society warned that the bloom could cause damage to the state’s tourism industry, threaten native plants, and could lead to increased use of pesticides in agricultural fields.
The blooms have caused a number of health problems for people, such as breathing problems and vomiting.
But the researchers found that the blooms are also harming wildlife and other ecosystems.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement Wednesday that the state was working with other agencies to “improve the management of the wildflowers.”
“The California State Parks is working to improve management practices and enhance communication with the public,” the statement said.
“Our team is focused on identifying best practices to reduce potential impacts on the wild and native plant communities, as well as on the impacts on humans.”
The bloom has caused some farmers to move crops away from wildflows to reduce their impacts, said Dave McAfee, a professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis.
“It’s really tough for people to see that you’re hurting a natural habitat,” McAfee said.
But the report warns that there is still a lot we don