Spring Time at Crystal Spring Farm

by Emily Swan – BTLT Board President

Every spring I look forward to walking the trails at Crystal Spring Farm South to see the wildflowers. This Memorial Day weekend I was lucky to catch the tail-end of trillium season overlapping with the peak of lady’s slippers in all their glory. I can always count on seeing star flowers, bunch berries, Canada mayflower, and Clintonia Borealis (also known as bluebead lily). The flowers provide a feast for the eyes, while the birds provide the soundtrack – black-throated green warblers, hermit thrushes, red-eyed vireos, black-and-white warblers, ovenbirds, and more! While it’s tough catching a glimpse of these birds in the woods, in the farm fields, easily viewed from the BTLT Farmers’ Market parking area, you’ll have no trouble at all both hearing AND seeing bluebirds, song sparrows, and bobolinks, among others. If you’ve never seen a bobolink, now is the time to catch of glimpse of these incomparable birds.