First Fridays in the Field

Photo: Tom Reimers


2:00 PM—5:30 PM


Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve—town of West Danby, Tompkins County


Please RSVP with Nature Preserve Manager Jason Gorman by emailing or calling 607-275-9487.


Join staff and volunteers on the first Friday of every month, from May through October, for FLLT nature preserve management activities and socializing. If you are looking for a good reason to take off a half day on a Friday, this is it! Work sessions will be held from 2:00-4:30pm, followed by a social hour from 4:30-5:30. Tools, work gloves, light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

The Biodiversity Preserve is one of the Land Trust’s most popular preserves; it contains a number of unique glacial formations and has incredible views of the surrounding valley and hillsides. Join us to mark and paint a reconfigured trail system as well as trim back brush encroaching on the trail. All paint, paint brushes, and materials will be provided.  All skill levels are welcome!


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.

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