Saturday, May 9
Bring Mom and the whole family to explore the trails of the Indian River Lakes Conservancy's (IRLC) Grand Lake Reserve on a “Birds, Blooms and Bugs” hike Saturday, May 9, beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
Local experts on birds, plants and insects will lead small groups for an intimate experience of the spring landscape. See the IRLC’s new Golden-winged Warbler habitat restoration area and look for these rare summer migrants. See and hear thrushes, warblers, nesting eagles, ravens and more. And, weather permitting, observe and identify smaller flyers, the dragonflies. Enjoy and photograph the beauty of spring blooms such as trillium, bloodroot, jack-in-the-pulpit, and sugar maple. Delight in the fresh green of new leaves and emerging ferns, sedges and grasses. With over 5 miles of trails and a diverse landscape, there is something for everyone! What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Register for the hike by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 315-482-4757 for more information.
To join the outing, meet at the second IRLC parking lot on Burns Road at 10 a.m. Trails may be wet or muddy so be sure to wear appropriate shoes. To reach the trailhead: from the village of Redwood, travel Cottage Hill Road for 3 miles, then bear left on Burns Road driving 1.75 to the IRLC parking lot (it’s the 2nd parking lot on the left).
The IRLC is a non-profit land trust committed to preserving the natural character of the Indian River Lakes Region for the enjoyment of present and future generations.