Thursday Morning Hike - Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve

Thursday, May 18, 2017  •  9:00 am - 11:00 am

 Note- The Preserve is on Rt 34/96 - not Rt 13! 

  • Hike rating: Distance - 3.5 miles; Terrain - Moderate; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Moderate
  • Carpool meeting place: 9:00 a.m. - EMS Parking Lot at 722 S Meadow St. (click for map). Please park in front of the store but at the end of the lot furthest away from the store.
  • Event/Trailhead location: 9:15 a.m. - The Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust is south of Ithaca on Route 34/96, 1/2 mile south of the hamlet of West Danby (click for map). The parking lot is on the east side of the road at the crest of a rise. Beware of oncoming traffic when turning into the parking lot.
  • Contact: Sigrid Connors   Sigatello6@gmail.com   607-227-3786

The Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve consists of 537 acres of forests, meadows, brushland, gorges, streams, kettle ponds and wetlands. The diverse habitats found in the preserve are home to an equally diverse variety of flora and fauna. One of the Finger Lakes Land Trust's and the Cornell Institute for Research in Chemical Ecology (CIRCE)'s goals for this preserve was to make it the world's first temperate-zone preserve for research in biodiversity and chemical ecology.

Much to comtemplate as we hike the trails. Bring your binoculars to enjoy the many birds in the preserve.

Wear sturdy hiking boots as the trails may be muddy or slippery. Bring water, snacks and sun protection. Ticks will be looking for a free ride, be prepared. The NYS Department of Health website provides good information to prevent, repel and protect yourself after your hike.

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/

Please plan to meet at the EMS parking lot at 9 am to carpool to the site. If you plan to meet us there plan aim for 9:15 at the preserve.

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