The Finger Lakes Museum hosted over 600 participants in their busy 2018 season. Staff and volunteers are excited to begin the jam-packed 2019 season and expect to host even more participants this year! With over 30 programs and events scheduled, there are plenty of things happening to fill every type of nature enthusiasts’ calendars.
For more information on the programs and to register, please see our programs page here.
Woods Walk on Saturday, May 4th
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the rich history of the woods around the Finger Lakes, we have the perfect program for you. Join us for our annual woods walk on Charlie & Sarah Stackhouse’s property located at 3010 Esperanza Rd in Keuka Park. The Stackhouses are New York Master Forest Owner volunteers who graciously lead visitors for a guided walk in their beautiful woods. Charlie and Sarah will discuss the history and future of the woods here in the Finger Lakes. We will identify trees, flora and fauna, compare young and old forests, and talk about wildlife habitat. Every year there are new things to learn about the amazing forests here in the Finger Lakes region!
The length of the walk will be about 2 miles and take approximately 2 1/2 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, and rain gear if the weather looks threatening.
Bird Walk on Saturday, May 11th
Join us for our 6th Annual Bird Walk with avid birders, Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst, through the FLM’s Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve wetlands to discover what bird species are migrating and nesting there. Last year over 40 species were identified by sight and sound! Please wear sturdy boots that can withstand wet, muddy and uneven ground, and bring your binoculars and journals. Parking is available on either side of Townsend Road.
Visit the Finger Lakes Museum booth at the Annual Wildlife Festival
Saturday, May 4th, is the 13th Annual Wildlife Festival at Montezuma Audubon Center. Stop by the Finger Lakes Museum booth to learn about the upcoming FLM events and programs. Presentations from KrittrKris and Feathered Friends, Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and Wildlife Defenders, Professor GreenPockets are also scheduled. Kids will have a blast on the 24-foot high rock wall and a bounce house. Round out the day with nature crafts, guided canoeing trips, bird watching walks, and a native plant sale. Guests will sway to country music with 103.5 FM Big Dog Country and Tom Barnes Acoustic Music, while local food trucks provide tasty choices for lunch! Festival admission is $5/person, $20/family.
Help Us Plant Trees
As part of the Trees for Tribs grant, the Finger Lakes Museum will be planting over 3,000 trees and shrubs. Join us as we make an ecological impact to improve water quality and wildlife habitats along Sugar Creek by improving the riparian buffer. With several dates in May set for planting, there are plenty of opportunities to partake in the fun and history. No experience necessary-we will teach you everything you need to know!
Click on any of the buttons below to be directed to the registration page for that date’s planting and let us know you are coming. This is a perfect experience for individuals and groups. Can’t wait to see you there!
Friday, May 31
3396 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, New York 14418, USATel: 315-595-2200