This is a special time of the year as the trees leaf out and the wildflowers emerge.
I’ll be leading a wildflower walk Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Farmington Land Trust’s Canal Aqueduct property off Route 10 in Farmington, just south of the Avon town line. The parking area is across the road from the intersection of Waterville Road and Aqueduct Lane. We’ll take a walk along the Aqueduct trail, which is no more than a mile with moderate ups and downs, part of it right along the edge of the Farmington River.
We’re likely to see something like a dozen wildflower species in bloom, possibly including trout lily, spring beauty, Dutchman’s breeches, marsh marigold, bloodroot, wooly blue violet, yellow violet, wild oats and purple trillium, also known as red trillium.
The walk is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. No pets please. Heavy rain cancels.