Photo: Nigel Kent

The Living Land: Monthly News for April 2018

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Photo: Rick Lightbody

Get Outside and Volunteer with the Land Trust!  We Need You on the Trail!

Our stewardship activities are in full swing! Help is needed with a variety of trail building, trail maintenance, and other projects on our nature preserves in the region. Check our events calendar for more volunteer opportunities to come. To receive updates by email, sign up here.

Photo: Bill Hecht

Evening Woodcock Walk at the Logan Hill Nature Preserve

Evenings in the spring bring ample opportunity to witness the stunning breeding display of the American Woodcock.  Join us at the Logan Hill Preserve on Saturday, April 28, just outside the village of Candor, for this special birding trip led by Nature Preserve Manager Jason Gorman and long-time volunteer and naturalist Betsy Darlington in search of this spectacular bird. Learn more.

Photo: Liana.salanta/CC BY-SA 4.0

Our 28th Annual Meeting and Celebration is June 2 at Hopshire Farm and Brewery!

Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 3:00—5:00 pm at Hopshire Farm and Brewery to hear the latest conservation news while enjoying locally brewed beer, tasty snacks, and conversation with Land Trust staff and volunteers. We hope to see you there! More info.

Photo: Betsy Darlington

Spring Bird Quest is Back on Memorial Day Weekend

Land Trust volunteer and birder extraordinaire Mark Chao will lead four birding trips on Memorial Day weekend. In late May, FLLT lands offer an amazing opportunity to view birds in their season of song, courtship, foraging, and raising young. Come experience the stunning diversity of breeding birds this spring while also raising funds to protect critical bird habitat! Learn more.

Photo: Tom Reimers Our Best Finger Lakes Birding Spots!

Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Finger Lakes region. If you are a beginning birder, it’s a great place to get started. If you are already a die hard, you can devote hours and hours, week after week, to birding here and never run out of rewarding discoveries. And whether you live in our region or are here just for a short visit, you have endless options about where to find the birds, all year round. See the birding spots!

Video of the Month

Meet the American Woodcock in this incredible footage filmed by Land Trust volunteer Lang Elliott (  Join us for the Evening Woodcock Walk at the Logan Hill Nature Preserve on Saturday, April 28, where you might witness the stunning breeding display of the woodcock!

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