Photo: Bob Teitelbaum

The Living Land: Monthly News for May 2017

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Photo: Nicole McPherson is Ready!  Choose Your Own Adventure from Dozens of Parks, Forests, Nature Centers, Rail Trails, and More

The new web site Go Finger Lakes, a free public service of the Land Trust, is your guide to the best hikes, bikes, paddles, and adventures in our beautiful region of New York.  You can explore over 55 locations and 650 miles of trails across 12 counties!  See the site!

Photo: FLLT

Photo: FLLT

The 1st Annual Ice Cream Social and Member Meeting is June 17!

Join Land Trust staff and volunteers at Sheffield Farm in Ithaca on June 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for our first Ice Cream Social and Member Meeting.  Learn about our current projects, enjoy some ice cream, and take an optional guided hike on a conserved horse farm. Learn more.

Photo: FLLT

Photo: FLLT

Land Trust Partners to Save a Mile of the Finger Lakes Trail in Danby, Tompkins County, New York

The Land Trust recently acquired 144 wooded acres, containing approximately one mile of the Finger Lakes Trail, in the town of Danby, Tompkins County. The property was purchased in partnership with the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Tompkins County. The land will ultimately be conveyed to New York State as an addition to Danby State Forest. See the Story.

Photo: Lang Elliott

Celebrate National Trails Day at the Bishop Nature Preserve Rededication

Join us on National Trails Day—Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m.—at the Bishop Nature Preserve in Fayette for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and short hike on the newly-resurfaced trails connecting to the Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail. Light refreshments will be served.  Learn more about this event.

Photo: Betsy Darlington

Photo: Betsy Darlington

Get Outside for Spring Bird Quest – 5 Events at Land Trust Preserves on Memorial Day Weekend!

Mark Chao, Land Trust volunteer, Ithaca birder and creator of Spring Bird Quest, will lead five walks on FLLT preserves during Memorial Day weekend! Come experience the dazzling spectacle of migrant and breeding birds, learn about their behavior and ecology, and help support the Land Trust! Learn more.

Video of the Month


Please watch Andy Zepp, Land Trust Executive Director, as he discusses conservation, recreation, and on the TV news program “Capital Tonight,” recorded in Albany, New York, on May 18, 2017.

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