First Fridays in the Field

Photo: FLLT


2:00 – 5:30 PM


Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary


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


Join Land Trust staff and volunteers on the first Friday of every month, from May through October, for nature preserve management activities and socializing.  Help is needed with a variety of trail building, maintenance, clean-up, and more. Work sessions will be held from 2:00-4:30 pm, followed by a social hour from 4:30-5:30. Tools, work gloves, light refreshments, and snacks will be provided!

The Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary is located at the Lake Como Outlet and is bisected by the headwaters of Fall Creek.  This preserve contains some of the most ecologically unique areas in the region due to its rich fens, peat swamp forest, and one of the most beautiful hemlock groves in the region.  Please join FLLT staff and volunteers to continue a property cleanup along one of the preserves boundaries. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.


From Cortland, follow Rt. 281 north to the intersection with Rt. 90. Turn left (west) on Rt. 90 and follow for 5 miles to Lake Como Rd. Turn right on Lake Como Rd. and continue for about 2 miles until you come to Fire Lane A. Make a right onto lane to find the parking area on the right.

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