Sapsucker Woods

Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (7/22/2017)

This was the first of five hikes we did during a five day stay in Ithaca, New York, in the Finger Lakes district of New York state. Visiting the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has always been on my list of things to do. I recently enrolled in the ornithology home study course that they administer, and I have taken many of their live birding webinars in the past. The famous wall of birds was really cool in person, the gift shop was filled with every bird book you could imagine (in addition to many other things, we spent too much money in there). But after driving the nearly four hours to get here from our place in New Jersey, it was nice to stretch my legs and explore the Sapsucker Woods. Unfortunately we only saw a green heron and a few sparrows, although the bird feeder near the lab was filled with eastern goldfinches.

Following this map we parked in the huge log and hiked just about every trail in the woods. It's very well maintained and a lovely little area.

Total distance hiked was 2.5 miles in 90 minutes.












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