Explore Your Watershed!

Explore Your Watershed: The Natural History of the Six Mile Creek Natural Area

A series of walks sponsored by the Friends of Six Mile Creek and the City of Ithaca Natural Areas Commission

Meet in the parking lot of the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve off Giles St.

Spring Wildflower Walk. Saturday, May 13.  1 – 2:30 pm.  Led by botanist Robert Wesley.

Watershed Walk.  Saturday, May 20.  9 am – 12 pm. A walk along the woodland trails that parallel Six Mile Creek, the source of Ithaca’s drinking water, followed by a tour of Ithaca’s new water plant! Led by Watershed Coordinator Roxy Johnston Preregistration required: rjohnston@cityofithaca.org.

BIG TREES! Saturday, May 27.  9:30 – 11:30 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. Led by Joe McMahon.

Butterflies and Dragonflies. Saturday, June 17.  9:30-11 am. Led by Meena Haribal. Author of a field guide to damselflies and dragonflies of the region, Meena will lead a search for butterflies and dragonflies (and whatever birds happen by) of the Six Mile Creek Natural Area. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Questions? Contact Anna: ithacanna@gmail.com