Parks CT – Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens – May 2020

Hard to consider Bartlett an arboretum and a garden as it is very much a walk through the woods which leaves the feeling of a nature preserve. Don’t come here with a nice dress and shoes as it’s a rough walk. Highly recommend going with a pair of decent sneakers. Wonderful place to take the family out for a nature walk, little picnic or spend some time at the playground. Coming two weeks earlier would be perfect to catch the spring flower bloom.

Location:

Visit their official website.

Located at
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
151 Brookdale Rd
Stamford, CT

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Park:

Trail map of the park grounds. There are some additional gardens and pathways not marked on the trails map.

Started off with Red Oak Trail.

Stream early on in the trail.

Kousa dogwood flower, a plant native to East Asia that was naturalized in New York.

Most of the pathways are packed dirt with root and rocks sticking out making it for a hard walk for a park outing. Easy as a hike.

Take a stroll Wetland Walk taking your through marshes with the sounds of frogs all around.

I believe it’s a creamy bellied thrush bird. Please leave a comment below if you know better?

Eastern Northern American Shallow Sedge plant.

North American Canadian Anemone.

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