Brewster, NY — Blue Bells are the blue flowers that carpet the forest floor in spring – taking advantage of the fact that the trees are still leafless and sunlight still reaches the forest floor. Their color reminds us how glorious Spring can be, especially after the Winter we just experienced!
To celebrate, the Putnam County Land Trust is hosting a Blue Bell Festival on Saturday, May 2nd. The day will start at 7:30 am with a limited space, reservation-only, “Breakfast with the Birds”. Guests will participate in a Guided Bird Hike in the Ice Pond Basin, followed by a hearty breakfast.
From 1pm to 4pm, join PCLT at the their headquarters, the Dorrie O’Brien House at 63 Cobb Road in Brewster to celebrate the beautiful Blue Bells that are in bloom on the property. Admission and activities are free, and will include Piped Piper Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Face Painting and children’s craft activities prepared by the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation. There will also be two naturalist led guided walks. At 1pm a Naturalist-Led Vernal Pool Hike will be offered where guests will be introduced to fairy shrimp, salamanders and frogs. At 3pm there will be a guided woodland wildflower walk
Reservations are required for the breakfast, and space is limited. The cost for the breakfast is $25, but all other activities are free and open to all. For breakfast reservations or more info, contact PCLT at 914 621 8466 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is May 3rd.