Saturday May 9, I went on a hike to see bluebells. I am not sure if I had ever seen a bluebell before that day. This is the description that I read before attending the hike, “This walk is 3.5 miles round trip on trails, with some muddy sections. We will see working agricultural fields and arrive at a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers.” It was amazing. Although I am happy with my iPhone photos, they do not compare to seeing the real thing.
The bluebells are on private land so the Genesee Valley Conservancy offers 2 group hikes one day of the year. I am not sure how many people attended the morning hike with me but they estimate that over 450 people joined the hikes to see the bluebells. My photos do not show many people, I was near the beginning of the pack and was able to take photos without people in them. This hike was only a 30 minute drive from my home but it was my first time hearing about it. The blooms were perfect! I am glad that I attended this awesome event.