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 www.RogerFulton.com 

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 https://rogerfulton.com/other-books/ 


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.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Upcoming event 9/7/18 Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes


Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes:
 A Baker’s Dozen
In this 45-minute PowerPoint presentation, we will feature 13 of our favorite waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region, filled with pictures and interesting stories of each waterfall.

Where: Lime Hollow Nature Center

             338 McLean Rd, Cortland, NY

Date:     Friday, September 7, 2018
Time:     7pm
Additional Info: This presentation is part of the “Friday Night Naturalist” series.  It is free and open to the public.

Monday, July 16, 2018

New Program Series in Cortland, NY


A new ‘heads up’ for you and your outdoor friends.  Just a few days ago, Lime Hollow Nature Center in Cortland, NY instituted a new educational program titled ‘The Friday Night Naturalist”.
Your best bet is to “like” and follow them on Facebook for their future postings, but it will start in September and feature ‘nature’ topics from experts in the fields relating to the natural world around us.
It won’t be EVERY Friday night, but will be frequent Friday nights. This type of program has proven to be very successful in Florida.
I’ll be presenting programs on September 7th and 21st. Another speaker will present on October 5th and I will present another program on October 19th.  
All are free and open to the public, although donations to Lime Hollow will be accepted.
You’ll probably be receiving info about each upcoming program that I present from me, but I thought you might want to get ahead of the curve with Lime Hollow. On Facebook they are known as:
Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture
Their webpage is: www.limehollow.org/
Join in,
Roger


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Waterfalls Presentation 6/16/18 at L.L. Bean in Fayetteville, NY

Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes: A Baker’s Dozen 

Based on our newest book, 25 Waterfalls to Explore in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State: Easter Region In this 45-minute PowerPoint presentation, we will feature 13 of our favorite waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region, filled with pictures and interesting stories of each waterfall. The book will be available for sale at this presentation.
This presentation will start at 3:00 pm on June 16, 2018 at L.L. Bean, 304 Towne Center Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066
No reservations required. Just show up and enjoy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2 Nature Hikes This Saturday afternoon 5/26/18 3 pm



We'll explore two Finger Lakes Land Trust nature hikes on this afternoon. The first hike is a 1.4 mile, somewhat demanding, loop trail at the foot of Skaneateles Lake initially. You should be in reasonably good condition since there is an elevation change of about 300 feet down; and back UP. We'll follow a cascading brook down with a couple of nice waterfalls. We'll hike at a reasonable pace, stopping frequently to enjoy what we find in nature along the way.
If anyone wants to continue afterward, we can go about a mile up the road and explore the High Vista Preserve. That includes a 1.2 mile hiking trail with an elevation change of about 200 feet, up and down.
Adults only and no dogs. Recommend long pants and sleeves and good, preferably waterproof footwear. Bug spray at your discretion. Bring water since it may be warm that day.
Heavy rain or lightning cancels.
This location is about 35 miles from both Ithaca and Syracuse which is why we are doing two hikes to make it worthwhile to make the trip. We will offer it to both our Ithaca and Syracuse groups.
Need more info? Email me on this network or through my webpage at: www.RogerFulton.com
If you are not a part of the two Meetup groups invited, please contact me personally for a reservation since space is limited. Roger@RogerFulton.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Upcoming Nature Hike - Malloryville Preserve, Malloryville, NY May 20 3-5 pm


Join  with members of the Ithaca Hiking and Nature Study Meetup group for a couple of short "learning"  hikes at the O.D. Von Engeln Preserve at Malloryville
If you don’t know the difference between a marsh, a swamp, a fen or a bog, this short hike will help you learn the differences. And if you don’t know about the glacial terms such as eskers, kames and kettles, this area will educate you on those terms as well.
Although the trails are short, this unique area has some great geological features crammed into a very small preserve. We will only cover about 2 miles of fairly easy terrain but you will learn something at every turn. Adults only and no dogs. Good footwear and long pants are recommended. Bug spray if you are so inclined. Heavy rain or lightning cancels.
Roger Fulton is an outdoor writer of regional Hiking, Biking, Kayaking and Nature Study books. You can contact him through his website at: www.RogerFulton.com
Reservations are rquired. It is free but you must request a reservation at Roger@RogerFulton.com


How to get there:
Physical address: 106 W. Malloryville Road, Malloryville, NY (between Cortland and Ithaca)
Directions: From I-81 take Exit 12, Homer/Cortland and follow Route 281 South for 3.2 miles and turn right onto McLean Road. Follow it 6.2 miles and turn right onto W. Malloryville Road. Follow it .5 miles and turn right into the O.D. Von Engeln Preserve parking area.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Erie Canalway Biking segment in Western NY

Thank you to my high school friend Joanne for letting us all know about the new construction of this last 2.2 mile segment of the Erie Canalway biking trail. Access the article at:


If you are planning any biking trips on the Erie Canalway Trail you can check out our book at:







Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May's Featured Book: Spring Wildflowers

It feels like spring has finally sprung here in NY. And the wildflowers are starting to bloom. Our featured book for this month is our Spring Wildflower book. Although it was written for the Lake George Region, most of the wildflowers it covers bloom throughout New York State. You can check it out on my webpage at: http://rogerfulton.com/ny-trail-gu…/lake-george/wildflowers/ Get out & enjoy!



Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike at Lime Hollow Nature Center, Cortland, NY

You are invited to a Mother's Day Wildflower hike on Sunday, May 13 @ 3pm, to join with the Ithaca Hiking & Nature Study group and Lime Hollow members.  If you'd like to attend, please get a hold of me for a reservation.

https://www.meetup.com/Ithaca-Hiking-Nature-Study-Group/events/250283892/

Roger@RogerFulton.com


We just finished a new PowerPoint presentation based on our newest book, 25 Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region. If your nature center or outdoor group is in need of a speaker, contact us through our website at: http://rogerfulton.com/assets/pdf_files/Waterfalls%20PowerPoint%20write%20up.pdf 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

North American Woodcock Mating Displays


Great night at Logan Hill Nature Preserve in Candor, NY learning about the North American Woodcock's mating rituals and displays with the Finger Lakes Land Trust folks. Calls, dances and flight displays up to 350 feet in the air. Google it on youtube to see its displays. Here's one I found online but it was better in person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrjvO_j73rU
Sorry, no pic. System wouldn't take it.









Thursday, April 19, 2018

25 Waterfalls to Explore in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State: Eastern Region
My newest book is out, just in time for April showers to fill our streams and rivers and create beautiful waterfalls.  In this trail guide, don't expect to find 25 roaring, pounding waterfalls along mighty and powerful rivers -- after all, there's only one Niagara Falls!  But what you will find in this trail guide is 25 outings that will take you along waterways, both large and small, throughout the region and you will find a waterfall (some roaring and pounding and some only babbling) at each location.
2018, 100 pages, 60 full color photos, 4x8 spiral bound, $19.95
To order a copy of this book, or any other of our titles, call the publisher, Common Man Books (Glens Falls Printing) @ 866-793-0555 for credit card orders.  Or see me on the trails, if you have cash or check.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Upcoming Presentation

LEC - Hiking, biking and birding

Event Date(s)

Begins: March 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Ends: March 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will describe his six favorite outdoor sites in Central Florida.
Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Audubon Nature Tour

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife Tour
3:00 PM, Sunday, Febuary 18, 2018

 Join with the West Volusia Audubon Society on this wildlife tour of Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Deleon Springs, Florida.

Master Naturalist and author Roger Fulton will lead nature tours exploring the refuge and its flora and fauna.  It is sponsored by the West Volusia Audubon Society and is free. All you have to do is sign up and show up at the Myacca Parking Area on Mud Lake Road in Deleon Springs, FL. Roger will have his 60 power scope for great views of the birds and other wildlife on the refuge.

We will cover about 2 miles in about 1.5 hours of easy walking on flat trails. Good footwear is recommended and no open toed shoes. Adults only and no dogs. Reservations are appreciated. Heavy rain or lightning cancels.
Questions or reservations: Contact Roger Fulton www.RogerFulton.com
email:  Roger@RogerFulton.com.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Upcoming Event

LEC - Florida's natural springs

Event Date(s)

Begins: February 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Ends: February 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Florida’s great springs need our help! The quality and quantity of water flowing into the recharge areas for local springs has been declining over the years. To understand how our springs are threatened, we must look upstream into the aquifer and explore the springshed. Florida Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will discuss this topic and the conditions of our Floridan aquifer.      
Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February 2018 Activities - Join us when you can

Roger’s February 2018 Events – Join us when you can

Friday, February 2 2018 – 3 pm Biking up to 15 miles starting at Lake Beresford Park in Deland.  Email for a reservation
Sunday, 2/4 – 3 pm A 2 mile nature hike for West Volusia Audubon Society with my 60 power scope. Contact them online to make a reservation. Or contact me directly.
Wednesday 2/7 – 3 pm – A bike ride at an undisclosed location. Contact me via email if you have any interest.
Friday 2/9 – 3 pm- A bike ride at Lake Beresford Park trail. Up to 15 miles. Email me for a reservation.
Sunday 2/11 – 3 pm – In Search of Manatees: A 10 mile RT bike ride to Blue Springs Park from Lake Beresford Park to see them. This is through the Meetup group Funcoast50. Contact them for a reservation. Space is limited. There is a $2.00 fee to enter the park. Cash only.
Wednesday 2/14 – 3 pm. Bike ride somewhere. Contact me for the location if you are interested.
Friday 2/16 – 3 pm Friday bike ride at the usual location Up to 15 miles.
Saturday 2/17 – 3 pm Powerpoint Presentation – Florida’s Springs – Endangered! At Lyonia Preserve in Deltona, FL  Info below:

 LEC - Florida's natural springs

Event Date(s)
Begins: February 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Ends: February 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Florida’s great springs need our help! The quality and quantity of water flowing into the recharge areas for local springs has been declining over the years. To understand how our springs are threatened, we must look upstream into the aquifer and explore the springshed. Florida Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will discuss this topic and the conditions of our Floridan aquifer.      
Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

http://vc.solodev.net/core/fileparse.php/5135/urlt/Gemini_Springs.jpgWednesday 2/21 – 3 pm Bike Ride TBA

Thursday 2/22 – Bike About with Volusia County – Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Deleon Springs, FL. Off road trails -  Call 386-736-5927 for more info and to make a reservation.

Friday 2/23 – 3 pm Bike ride at the usual Friday location.
Sunday 2/25 – 3 pm In Search of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker. Clearwater Lake Recreation Area in Paisley, FL. Sponsored by the Meetup group Funcoast 50. Contact them for a reservation.

Wednesday, 2/28 – 3 pm Bike ride at a location TBD

And then it’s on to all of our MARCH activities.
Join us when you can,
Roger 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Upcoming Activities - Jan. 15 - 31st, 2018

Roger Fulton’s  Activities and Presentations – January 15 to 30, 2018
All of the programs are free. Sign up with the appropriate agencies or contact me directly. Roger@RogerFulton.com
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3 pm About a 6 mile hike at Longleaf Pine Preserve, Route 44 near Deland, Florida with Funcoast 50 Meetup group. Space is limited so register with them.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 3 pm Bike ride at a location yet to be determined. Moderate pace and no one left behind. Contact me for details.
Friday, January 19, 2018 – Bike ride at Lake Beresford Park in Deland, Florida. Up to a 15 mile, moderately paced ride. Depends on the group. No one left behind. 
Saturday, January 20  - Powerpoint Presentation – What’s in Your Backyard? - Invasive Species in Florida. Master naturalist to discuss invasive species
Roger Fulton will present What's in Your Back Yard? Invasive Species in Florida” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary.
The master naturalist will explain who the invaders are, where you might find them, and what to do about them. He will highlight the worst of the invaders – killer plants, snakefish, great pythons and anacondas.
Fulton has published a series of trail guides for Florida, New York and Vermont. His publication, “Safe in the Woods,” offers outdoor safety and survival tips.
His presentation is part of the Lemonade Lectures series. Light refreshments and lemonade will be served. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or tmestre@volusia.org.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 – 3 pm Nature and Birding Tour sponsored by the West Volusia Audubon Society at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Deleon Springs, FL – Space is limited so Register with them.
Wednesday, January 24 – 3 pm Bike ride Location TBA – Contact me directly for the location
Friday, January 26 – 3 pm Bike Ride out of Lake Beresford Park in Deland, Florida. Distance and pace to be determined by the group. No one left behind.
Sunday, January 28 – In Search of Shermans Fox Squirrel at Deep Creek Preserve off of Route 415 in New Smyrna Beach, FL – Through the Meetup group Funcoast 50. This event is currently full with a waiting list. Sign up through them for a possible spot.

Wednesday, January 31 – 3 pm Bike ride. Location to be determined. Contact me directly.