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Mother’s Day Hike in Smith Woods

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


A hike to highlight the characteristics of an old growth forest, with emphasis on the diversity that it can perpetuate. Come join us for this favorite annual event led by Dr. Marvin Pritts from Cornell University. Learn about tree identification, and see wildflowers that only bloom for a short time in Spring. Find out about the hands-on-management required to maintain a healthy ecosystem on precious aged parcels.

The hike will start at the entrance to Smith Woods near the ShurSave on Route 96 in Trumansburg, NY.

Marvin Pritts is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science.

Part of our Climate Smart Stewardship series:
May 12 – Mother’s Day Hike in Smith Woods
May 19 – Revitalizing a Second Growth Forest
May 26 – Planting Flora for Fauna
June 2 – Paleo to Present: Perspectives on Changes in Plant Life

Learn more about restorative land management practices within a changing world. Discover better land stewardship practices and solutions for potential climate change-related complications.

All workshops held rain or shine (barring really severe weather) Sundays at 1:00 pm. All walks begin at will last at least an hour. They are hikes, so participants should be prepared to be on their feet and out in the weather. In the event of a thunderstorm or worse, events will be canceled.