Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve – town of West Danby
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In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Land Trust’s Emerald Necklace project, Lynn Leopold will lead a morning bird walk in search of fall migrants. Located in the heart of the Emerald Necklace, the 537-acre Lindsay-Parsons Preserve is home to a diverse range of habitats including lakes, forests, meadows, brushland, gorges, streams and wetlands. Don’t forget to dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them.
The Emerald Necklace is an ambitious effort to conserve an uninterrupted green corridor extending through 50,000 acres of conserved land from Finger Lakes National Forest in the west to Hammond Hill and Yellow Barn State Forests in the east. These lands provide important habitat for an extraordinary variety of wildlife including migratory songbirds.
The Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve is located in West Danby, about 8 miles away from Ithaca. Take Rt. 13 south from Ithaca, then take Rt. 34/96 south to West Danby. Most of the preserve is located on the east side of the highway, across from Sylvan Drive and the West Danby Fire Station. Ample parking is available about 1/2 mile south of Sylvan Drive, on the east side of the road. Entrance to the parking lot is at the top of a hill, opposite a house and barn.