Photo: Brian Maley

The Living Land: Monthly News for July 2018

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Photo: Nigel Kent

30th Anniversary Photo Contest: Send Us Your Best Nature Pics!

The Land Trust will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019—marking 3 decades of collective effort to save the lands and waters of our region. Celebrate with us and submit your best photos in our 30th Anniversary Photo Contest!  We are accepting submissions through December 1, 2018.  Learn how to participate.

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First Fridays in the Field—Volunteer with Us on August 3

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. Join us Friday, August 3 at the Bahar Nature Preserve in Cayuga County.

Photo: Sarah Nickerson

Employment Opportunity: Join Our Fundraising Team!

We are seeking a Development Associate responsible for providing high-level administrative support, maintaining accurate records, and helping with special projects to grow all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising and communications department. Read the job description.

Photo: Betsy Darlington

Check Out Our August Events Calendar!

Wildlife tracking with Linda Spielman, a birding trip especially for kids, and a hike and taste fundraiser at Toro Run Winery—join us for more Land Trust activities in August. See the calendar.

Video: Sandhill Cranes on the Move at Owasco Flats Near Moravia, NY

Until recently, Sandhill Cranes were quite rare in the region but they’re now breeding at sites such as the Montezuma Wetlands and are occasionally seen in large wetlands and fields of grain.  At the Owasco Flats, the Land Trust has partnered with the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to conserve four parcels of habitat for the cranes as well as other wildlife, including resident Bald Eagles.  See the short video.

Photo: Nigel Kent Top Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region!

Waterfalling in the region’s iconic gorges is a quintessential Finger Lakes experience, right up there with wine tasting and lazy summers on the water. Check out our list of favorite waterfalls including famous spots and lesser-known gems on

Video of the Month

The Dancing Shell of Seneca Lake!  Watch this short clip of a shell on a stone on a stick… spinning in the wind… no tricks, no timelapse, just the serendipity of a summer breeze.

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