Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County (CCE) will be partnering with the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Central New York Land Trust, and Cornell University to offer two hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) awareness and monitoring hikes on February 19, 2016 and March 19, 2016. Citizens who appreciate hemlock trees and forests can help by learning how to identify HWA and report possible infestations during one of two winter hikes. Winter is the ideal time to see the insect.
On Friday February 19, 2016 at 10:00am families are invited to join CCE and Jason Gorman from the Finger Lakes Land Trust to explore High Vista Nature Preserve and learn how to identify hemlock trees and look for signs of HWA. Snowshoes or cross-country skis may be needed in case of deep snow. Snowshoes may be available to borrow. To register visit: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/HWAatHighVista_231 or contact Jessi Lyons at 315-424-9485 ext. 233 for more information.
On March 19, 2016 at 10:00 am hemlock lovers, property owners, volunteers and stewards, are invited to join the CNY Land Trust, Mark Whitmore of Cornell University, and CCE Onondaga to learn more about HWA, visit the Bahar Nature Preserve to see HWA firsthand, and then monitor hemlock stands at the Elbridge Swamp Preserve. This full-day event will start at the Skaneateles Library to hear more about HWA from Mark Whitmore, and how to monitor and report HWA from Jessi Lyons, environmental educator at CCE. After a break for lunch, the group will carpool to Bahar Nature Preserve and then Elbridge Swamp Preserve. To register visit: http://cnylandtrust.org/march-19-hemlock-woolly-adelgid/.
High VIsta Nature Preserve
7556 Vincent Hill Road
Homer, NY 13077
Last updated February 16, 2016