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Coming in May from the Finger Lakes Land Trust, your free online guide to the best hikes, bikes, paddles, and outdoor adventures. Go Finger Lakes will showcase over 650 miles of trails across 12 counties! Get outdoors… Go Finger Lakes! Sign up free.
The Land Trust has permanently protected 596 acres of prime farmland at Catalpa Farm in Canandaigua with a conservation easement. The farm is located along the east side of Route 332, just north of the city where many property owners face increasing development pressure. See the Story.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust recently completed the acquisition of an 86-acre addition to Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area in the town of Catharine, Schuyler County. Connecticut Hill encompasses more than 11,500 acres of undeveloped land southwest of Ithaca and is the largest wildlife management area in the state. Learn more.
If you live in Tompkins County or plan to visit, check out IthacaTrails.org—a new online tool for outdoor recreation. The new web site features interactive maps and information on 240 miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, cross-country skiing, and more. Visit IthacaTrails.org
Take in the sights and sounds of a springtime evening at our Wesley Hill Preserve, search for the remarkable American Woodcock at our Logan Hill Preserve or see what creatures can be found at the Thayer Preserve! See the full list of events.
Mark Chao, Land Trust volunteer, Ithaca birder and creator of Spring Bird Quest, will lead five walks on FLLT preserves during Memorial Day weekend! Come experience the dazzling spectacle of migrant and breeding birds, learn about their behavior and ecology, and help support the Land Trust! Learn more.
Video of the Month
Please enjoy this short underwater video about suckers swimming to their spring spawning grounds in Cascadilla Creek.