The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) has announced over 30 scheduled programs from May through October. Guests will be able to experience the region in a variety of ways through a Bird Walk, Woods Walk, Trees for Tribs plantings of over 3,000 trees and shrubs, an octagon pavilion timber frame raising, L.L. Bean clinics, kayaking lessons, paddling trips, and the 4th Annual Paddle Keuka 5k race, among others.
Opening day is set for Saturday, May 11th with the 6th Annual Bird Walk and a Trees for Tribs planting day. Avid birders, Mahlon and Eleanor Hurst, lead the free-admission Bird Walk event through the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve adjacent to the FLM property. Attendees can expect to experience up to 40 different types of birds by both sight and sound.
After the Bird Walk, visitors are encouraged to join FLM staff at the Museum campus to plant trees and shrubs, in an effort to protect the natural habitat of Sugar Creek as part of the Trees for Tribs grant.
The Woods Walk at Sarah and Charlie Stackhouse’s wooded property allowed guests to learn about various flora, fauna and the history of the Finger Lakes forest. The 13th Annual Montezuma Wildlife Festival had a FLM-staffed booth to share the Museum’s mission to hundreds of festival attendees.
For more information, visit the museum’s website.
Photo of 2019 woods walk provided.