Explore Your Watershed Series 2012

2012 Explore Your Watershed Series of Walks and Talks in the Six Mile Creek Natural Area

Six Mile Creek Geology and Stream Geomorphology. Saturday, April 28 (10 am). Learn all about the forces that have shaped the course of Six Mile Creek in both ancient and modern times. Led by geologist Dan Karig. Meet in the parking lot of the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve.

Spring Flora. Saturday, May 5 (10 am). Led by botanist Robert Wesley. Meet in the parking lot of the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve.

Birdwatching at Six Mile Creek. Saturday, June 2 (8 am). Led by Meena Haribal. Meet in the parking lot of the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve. Bring binoculars!

BIG TREES! Saturday, May 19 (9:30 am). Some of the largest local specimens of red and white oak, tulip poplar, and hemlock can be found in the city’s Natural Area surrounding Six Mile Creek. Come see these large and interesting trees in the forest on the south side of the creek. Be prepared for some steep trails, just over two miles, lasting about two hours. Meet at the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve on Giles St. Saturday, July 9 at 9:30 am. Led by Joe McMahon.

Ithaca’s Water Supply: Past, Present, and Future. Sunday, June 24 (10am-1pm). A walk along the woodland trails that parallel Six Mile Creek, the source of Ithaca’s drinking water, led by Watershed Coordinator Roxy Johnston. Meet at the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve parking lot to carpool to the starting point at Commonland. This walk is fifth in the 2012 “Explore Your Watershed” series of natural history walks sponsored by the Friends of Six Mile Creek and the Natural Areas Commission. For more info, contact Roxy:roxannaj@cityofithaca.org

General information on the Explore Your Watershed series can be directed to Anna (ams15 AT cornell.edu).