In Walk in the Park episode 188 (Feb. 2018), warm weather can fool us and tempt us to venture into dangerous ice-choked gorges in the Finger Lakes. And the thaw also has brought out the dangerous black legged ticks (“deer ticks”) that can transmit Lyme disease. But mostly we look at an update on the assault on our hemlock trees, a “foundation species” especially in our gorge forests, by the invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA).
Next we check in with the Finger Lakes Land Trust, look at a short video about the four biggest waterfalls around Ithaca during warm weather a year ago, and finally see another video about “Glen Obscura” in Watkins Glen State Park.
You can watch this episode online on this page, below, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:
12:00 PM & 9:00 PM, Thursday, February 22, 2017
11:30 AM, Friday
10:00 AM & 7:30 PM, Saturday
10:00 AM & 7:00 PM, Sunday
11:30 AM, 8:00 PM, & 11:30 PM,Tuesday
3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 28, 2017