Find wildflowers at Field Farm in Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Bloodroot, Winter aconite, Dog's tooth violet, trout lily -- what's blooming now?
To find out, the Trustees of Reservations and naturalist Pam Weatherbee will lead a spring wildflower walk at Field Farm in Williamstown on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Field Farm has some unusual habitats that produce an interesting and beautiful array of woodland wildflowers known as spring ephemerals, which have a short time to grow, bloom and set seed before the trees put out leaves overhead and block the sunlight reaching the forest floor.
On the two-hour easy walking tour, Weatherbee will introduce the flora of the rich woods, just starting to bloom. The walk is free and open to the public.
Field Farm is a conservation property of more than 300 acres, with extensive meadows and woodlands, four miles of easy trails, a beaver pond and a variety of birds and animals.
It lies at 554 Sloan Road, South Williamstown, the "fifth corner" near the intersection of Routes 7 and 43.
For information, visit www.thetrustees.org or call (413) 684-0148.
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