Walks and Talks

Guided Walk Exploring Cornwall Saturday, April 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cornwall Preserve
Join Executive Director Gay Mills as we explore our newest land acquisition project- boots and snow pants recommended. Please RSVP to gmills@geneseelandtrust.org or call 585-256-2130 (limited spaces available).
Frog Walk Friday, April 21, 2017 -- 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm
Join amphibian aficionado Martha Zettel on a walk through the wooded-wetland trails of Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm. An evening spring walk guaranteed to make you and your family 'hoppy'! Learn more about Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm here. For kids of all ages with boots and flashlights.
Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm is located at 2480 Arcadia Zurich Rd. in Newark, NY. Approximately one hour from Rochester.
Rochester Warbler Workshop and eBird 101 Saturday, April 22, 2017 -- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1101 Clover St.
Join the Rochester Birding Association (RBA) and regional birding experts for a Saturday workshop designed to enrich your experience with warblers this season. We'll cover identification, song, resources and conservation INDOORS in the morning with Kevin Griffith, then head OUTDOORS with Kimberly Sucy and other leaders for a walk followed by another INDOOR class in the afternoon on eBird with Dave Spier, Bob Spahn and other experts.

Different species of warblers arrive in western NY in waves, so each week has the potential to turn up new species. Supplementing this workshop with field trips will increase your experience with most of NY's warbler species. For a listing of PUBLIC RBA field trips go to their website here.

Limited space, $49 per person. Register online beginning April 2, 2017 here.

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The workshop will take place at the Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality located at 1101 Clover Street, Rochester, NY 14610. Come prepared with your weather-appropriate clothing, binoculars, field guide, pen, notebook, laptop for afternoon session, a bag lunch and mug. We will provide snacks, water, coffee, or tea.
May Day Saturday, May 6, 2017 -- 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Peacework Farm
Join Peacework Farm for the annual May Day celebration! The fun will begin at 2:00 pm with the annual dance around the Maypole, followed by a wildflower walk through Kraai Preserve, tours of Peacework Farm and Johnson Brothers Food Forest, and finally a potluck supper. If staying for supper, please bring a dish to pass.
Coming from Rochester: From Route 31 in Newark, turn north onto Route 88, go 3.5 miles and turn right onto Pulver Road for 1.5 miles. Turn right at Arcadia Zurich Norris Road, cross the creek, and turn right into second driveway. Approximately one hour from Rochester.
Exploring Cornwall with Bob Cooper Saturday, May 13, 2017 -- 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cornwall Preserve
Join north coast naturalist Bob Cooper at Cornwall Preserve to explore Genesee Land Trust's newest protected place in Pultneyville, before it's officially open to the public later this year. Please RSVP to gmills@geneseelandtrust.org.
Amy's Ponds & Woodsmith- Rochester Birding Association Sunday, May 14, 2017 -- 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join Rochester Birding Association on a field trip to the private property of Janet Smith for spring migrants, early nesters, and waterfowl. Two adjacent conservation easements make up 187 acres that include two large ponds, mature woodland, and open fields all within 0.5 mi. of Lake Ontario. This permanently protected conservation land is only open to the public during this event.
From Rochester, take Route 104 east through Webster to County Line Road. Drive north until it ends at Lake Road. Turn right and travel approximately one mile to 484 Lake Road, Ontario, N.Y. and turn down the long gravel driveway (on the south side of Lake Road) until you reach the marked parking area.
Manitou Beach Preserve- Rochester Birding Association Saturday, May 20, 2017 -- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Manitou Beach Preserve
Join Rochester Birding Association on a trip to Manitou Beach Preserve to see warblers, flycatchers, and other spring arrivals. Manitou Beach Preserve consists of 5 acres of field and hedgerow, shrub and cattail wetlands extending into Braddock Bay.  Wear waterproof, sturdy shoes and don’t forget the bug spray! Learn more about Manitou Beach Preserve here.
Meet in the Owl Woods Parking Lot on Manitou Beach Road (Rte. 261) at the Lake Ontario State Parkway at 8:00 a.m. We will shuttle to the preserve as parking space is limited.
Alasa Farms with Bob Cooper Sunday, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Alasa Farms
Join naturalist Bob Cooper and explore the woods and wetlands of Alasa Farms, a 627 acre conservation easement property on Sodus Bay. Learn more about Alasa Farms and Cracker Box Palace, the owners of this beautiful place here.
From Rochester, follow Route 104 East, just past the town of Alton. Turn left (north) on Route 14. Turn right at the T-intersection onto Ridge Road and take an immediate left onto Shaker Road. Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms is on the right, just before the intersection with Shaker Tract Road (Red Mill Road). Approximate address: 6450 Shaker Road, Town of Sodus, NY.
Ice Cream Social at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory Thursday, May 25, 2017 -- 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory (BBBO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ornithological research, education and conservation. Join BBBO and Genesee Land Trust for a family friendly evening to learn all about birds! Learn how birds are captured, banded, and released. Oh and did we mention there will be ice cream?
From Lake Ontario State Parkway, follow Manitou Beach Road (Route 261) north, then turn left onto Braddocks Avenue. Look for the "Braddock Bay Bird Observatory" sign at the end of Braddocks Avenue (prior to it turning into 3rd Street).
Butterflies and Summer Flowers Saturday, July 29, 2017 -- 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve
Join Carol and David Southby of Rochester Butterfly Club to enjoy this butterfly hotspot and lovely wildflower meadow. Bring a water bottle, binoculars, and optional picnic lunch. Long pants and suitable footwear recommended, as there is poison ivy on the trails. More details about Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve here.
We will meet at the creek-side entrance to the Preserve; from Rte 31 in Macedon, turn south on Rte 306 (Wayneport Road). Turn east onto Wilkinson Road. Continue east along Wilkinson Road to the parking area on the the right, just before the T intersection with Victor Road in Wayne County.
Summer Habitat Walk Thursday, August 10, 2017 -- 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Discover butterflies, birds, flowers, and learn a little geology on this 2 mile walk through a 115 acre preserve containing a wetland and fields. Wear long pants, a hat, and sturdy shoes. Bring water and bug spray in case the deer tick are active.

We will meet at 677 Five Points Road, in Rush. We will carpool to the site.
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