Monday, October 15, 2018

Safe in the Woods Presentation 10/19/2018

SAFE IN THE WOODS Presentation this Friday evening      
Whether you’re going for a short walk in the woods, or off on a greater adventure, you need to be safe out there!  In this 45-minute PowerPoint presentation, we will give you tips and hints on how to keep you and yours safe in the outdoors.?

Where:        Lime Hollow Nature Center
                     338 McLean Rd, Cortland, NY

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 
Time: 7pm
Additional Info: This presentation is part of the “Friday Night Naturalist” series.  It is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

The presenter, Roger Fulton, is an outdoor writer and the author of more than 30 regional trail guidebooks for New York and Florida.  “I enjoy nothing more than sharing my knowledge and love of the outdoors with my friends and clients, either personally or through our numerous outdoor trail guide books.”

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Deland, FL and Cortland, NY
Master Naturalist and Author

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday Night Naturalist- October 19, 7pm, Lime Hollow Nature Center

Join us for a PowerPoint presentation, titled "Safe in the Woods", this Friday, October 19 at 7pm at Lime Hollow Nature Center, 338 McLean Rd, Cortland, NY.  Picture below is from Spectrum's Channel 2 announcement of this event.  You're welcome to bring a friend or two!

Any questions, please contact Roger through his webpage at 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Lantern Fly Coming to NY - Invasive and Destructive

The invasive Lantern Fly is approaching NY from the South. It's already in Pennsylvania. This article appeared in the Cortland, NY Standard paper yesterday. Forewarned is forearmed! I have attached photos of the adults. Report to DEC or me if you find one on your property. They invade as many as 70 species of trees and can seriously damage wine and hops crops. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Powassan virus alert!

One case of this has just been confirmed in Cayuga County, NY in Central NY. It is a very rare but very serious tick-borne virus. Don't panic; take precautions. Stay off of brushy trails. Use insect sprays, wear long pants and long sleeves. Get out of your boots at the end of your outing. Wash your clothes in hot water when you get home. Dry them at high temps. 
This has worked for me for more than 20 years and I'm still here! Despite my constant exposure outdoors almost daily. Stay safe out there!!!
Powassan virus is a tickborne flavivirus that is related to some mosquitoborne viruses such as West Nile virus. The virus is named after Powassan, Ontario where it was first discovered in 1958. Two types of Powassan virus have been found in North America and include lineage 1 and lineage 2Powassan viruses.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Upcoming presentations

Join us for our "Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes" presentation on Saturday, October 6 @ 3pm at the Coburn Free Library, 275 Main Street, Owego, NY.

Then you can travel to the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth Street, Waverly, NY, on Sunday, October 7 @ 2pm to see the presentation "What's in YOUR Backyard? Invasive Species in New York".

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Monthly Featured Book

Featured book this month... If you enjoyed my books Common Sense Supervision and Common Sense Leadership, then you'll enjoy the edition that came out in 2009, called Common Sense Management. Check it out on our "other books" page on our website at 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday Night Naturalist - Sept 21, 7 pm Lime Hollow

We had a very nice turnout for our first presentation last night in the Friday Night Naturalist series at Lime Hollow Nature Center in Cortland, NY thanks to an article in the Cortland Standard newspaper. The next presentation in the series will be September 21st with a presentation on Wildlife Babies. Just a fun evening and Powerpoint presentation ! Join us then. This little guy will be the star of the show.