Talks & Treks: Spring Phenology Walk

Photo: Brian Maley


10:00 AM — 12:00 PM


Roy H. Park Preserve (south entrance)– town of Dryden


This trip is limited to 20 people.  Please email or call (607) 275-9487 to register.


Celebrate spring with a walk on the Phenology Trail led by Hannah George, FLLT Conservation Easement Steward and originator of the trail, and FLLT spring intern Erika Hudkins. Stay in tune with the subtle changes of plants during the growing season this year by learning how to contribute your observations of trees to a national database. In doing so, you’ll help document the local effects of climate change. All ages are welcome on this 1.5 mile walk over flat terrain. Arrive 30 minutes early for a brief overview of how to use the Nature’s Notebook application, a great tool to use for tracking phenology and sharing data throughout the season. Nature’s Notebook is not required to attend the walk. Learn more about the Phenology Trail.


From Ithaca, take Rt. 13 North towards Dryden. Go approx. 12 miles and turn right on Irish Settlement Rd. Continue on Irish Settlement approx. 4 miles to find the NORTH parking area–where the boardwalk is–on the left (approx. 0.5 mile after Hammond Hill Rd). Continue approx one more mile down Irish Settlement Rd to find the SOUTH parking area just after Goodband Rd. If you get to Midline Rd, you’ve gone too far. Get more preserve information.


Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain, sun or snow. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates.

Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.

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