Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sapsucker Woods in September

Sam and I took a walk in Sapsucker Woods today after a day of raining yesterday. The ground was soft and a bit mushy, but the pathway was raised and easy for walking.  Everything had that clean feeling after a recent rain and there was quite the assortment of fungi growing in some unique spots.

We looked for the green heron and the fledged blue hersons, but only saw a hawk flying overhead.

Here are some photos from the walk.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tremen Park in Ithaca

The glaciers had a huge impact upon central New York. When they receded, the Fingerlakes were formed.  Many of the gorges were also influenced by glaciation.

Treman gorge is South of Ithaca and is a lovely spot with two sites for camping and picnics. There are several trails, some more rigorous than others.  I walked down to Lucifer Falls today and photographed the gorge which is lacking a lot of water. Usually, Lucifer Falls is a torrent of water with over 100 foot drop. Today, there was but a trickle.

During the Depression, the Army Corps of Engineers worked on the trails to make them accessible to the public.

There is swimming at the pool at the lower park, with lifeguards on duty.  The water was 63 today and much cooler than the temperature I would like for a swim.

Lucifer Falls