Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nature Hike,Sunday, Sept 11th at 3 pm

  •  to 
  • Lime Hollow Nature Center

    338 McLean Rd, CortlandNY (edit map)
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  • Dog days of September Hike at Lime Hollow
    We will move a little slower if the temperature is above 80 degrees on this September outing. We will stay mostly in the woods as we traverse about 2 miles of the Lehigh Valley Trail to a picnic area in the Town of Cortlandville. Bring a sandwich or sub and a friend. On the way down we will enjoy the natural things we find and get some of the history of the trail and why this preserve is called, Lime Hollow. The trail is an old railroad bed so it is flat, open and clear. Good shoes (no open toed shoes or flip flops), plenty of water and bug spray and hats are recommended. Adults only and no dogs, even though it is the dog days of September.  :-)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Safe in the Woods - Adult Education Course - September Session

In September, Author and Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will be presenting an adult education safety course
Safe in the Woods
 Tips, Techniques and Advice for Safety and Survival
This is a BOCES adult evening course, under RECREATION

Whether you are just going out for walk in the woods or hiking the Appalachian Trail, preparation, planning and knowledge are the keys to keeping you safe “out there”. This course, based on the book of the same name, will help you avoid dangers from getting lost to encounters with large animals. Other topics include how to dress, what to carry and how to read trail markers and signs along the way. A copy of the book will be provided as course material and is included in the course tuition. Each session consists of two nights in the classroom (Tuesday and Thursday) and an optional Sunday afternoon hike to put into practice what we have learned.  

Date: 9/13/16-9/18/16, 3 sessions 
 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00PM Sunday 
 McEvoy Campus 
 Roger Fulton 
$39 (Course ID: CEMCREC0100-FA2016)

Contact BOCES to register:
online,, or call 607-758-5111,

or in person or by mail, 1710 NYS Rt. 13, Cortland, NY  13045

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Labor Day Hike September 5th at 3 pm - O.D. von Engeln Nature Preserve at Malloryville

It's Labor Day and we don't want to work too hard. So we will "nature explore" this unique area. It includes a bog, a marsh and a swamp and explains the differences between them. It is truly a 'nature study' event. Your host is Master Naturalist and author Roger Fulton.
We will cover less than two miles of fairly easy terrain on the day with frequent stops at interpretive markers. Bring your camera.
This is a unique geological preserve and a great learning experience.
Adults only and no dogs. Good footwear, long sleeves and pants recommended. Bug spray if you are so inclined. Water is always a good idea. Reservations are appreciated.
Malloryville is between Cortland and Ithaca just off Route 366 on the West Malloryville Road. go through the hamlet and it will be on your right.