The Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association (https://www.nyfoa.org) invites you to join us for a Spring webinar series and woods walks at Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest. Details for these free events are below. All are welcome to attend! Contact Brett Chedzoy at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird-friendly Maple - Thursday, March 24th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.Zack Boerman, Forest Program Associate for Audubon NY (https://ny.audubon.org) will discuss this new program that encourages sugarbush management practices that support birds, forest health, and sustainable sap production. Find out how you can participate or purchase Bird-friendly maple products.
Supporting Forest Birds On Your Land – Thursday April 21st from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Suzanne Treyger, Forest Program Manager, Audubon NY (https://ny.audubon.org) will cover many of the forest birds found in the Finger Lakes, their habitat needs, and how to improve habitat through management.
Register for both or either webinar here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Audubonbirdwoodswebinar_244 (note: the same Zoom meeting link will be used for both webinars, so you only need to register once)
Birding Walk at the Arnot – Saturday, May 21st from 8:30 – 10:00 am. Audubon NY Forest Program Manager Suzanne Treyger will lead a fun and informative walk through young forest habitat to glimpse and hear the songs of the colorful feathered inhabitants. This free walk will take place rain or shine and require walking up to one mile in forest conditions. The walk will start promptly at 8:30 from the Arnot Forest north gate on Irish Hill Road in the Town of Newfield (www.arnotforest.info) which is just past the Green Springs Natural Cemetery (292 Irish Hill Road, Newfield). Enter the Arnot north gate and continue approximately 500 yards to the parking area. No registration is necessary.
Spring Wildflower Walk at the Arnot – Saturday, May 21st from 10:30 – noon (following the birding walk). Schuyler CCE Environmental Educator Marissa Nolan will lead a walk to discover and learn about the numerous spring wildflower and ephemeral plants, like “leeks”, that grace the edges of Banfield Road on the lower portion of the Arnot Forest in mid-May. This free walk will take place rain or shine and require walking up to one mile in forest conditions. The walk will start at 10:30 am at the historic Arnot sugarhouse on Banfield Road. The 611 County Road 13; Van Etten address will lead you to the Arnot south gate and Banfield Road. From there, follow Banfield Road approximately 500 yards to the sugarhouse. No registration is necessary.
Senior Resource Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Regional Director for the CCE Master Forest Owner volunteer program, Forest Manager for Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
Last updated March 10, 2022