10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
High Vista Preserve, Town of Scott
None required — free and open to the public.
It’s amazing what can be found in our nearby forests and streams if we look carefully in unusual places. Past Land Trust President, Tom Reimers will lead a “herp hike” along marked trails in search of frogs, snakes, salamanders, and toads at this forest preserve on the east side of Skaneateles Lake. Bring rain gear (if needed), drinking water, a snack, and appropriate footwear for climbing rocky hillsides and a stream bed.
Also see some of our Closer Look articles related to this event:
- The Elusive Spotted Salamander
- Rana sylvatica: Lazarus of the Amphibian World
- Lounging Lizards of the Finger Lakes.
From Rt. 41 south of Skaneateles, turn onto Vincent Hill Road West, just north of the Cortland/Onondaga County line. After about 1/3 mile, the road bends to the southwest and there is a small parking area on the right-hand side. The preserve is on both the east (left) and west (right) sides of the road. On the east side, there is a large field in the bend of the road that is not part of the preserve. Get more preserve information.