When faced with a challenge, one must go through a series of steps to come to a feasible solution. Here at the Finger Lakes Museum we were able to tackle one of our recent challenges with your help! [Bonus challenge: write this blog post with as many song lyrics as can fit.] Help! I need… Continue reading FLXGives 2020: Mission Possible!
The Finger Lakes Museum was the site of the ,Eaton Birding Society kayaking trip, where several members paddled in the morning sun and spotted birds along the way. A beautiful morning and a successful birding trip, Carolyn Jacobs shared her notes with us, tracking species and amounts. What an impressive list! 2.68 mile(s) Checklist Comments:… Continue reading Beautiful Birds in Sugar Creek
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir The two places I go when I need to wash my spirit clean are to a long sandy beach or to a favorite trail in the… Continue reading Tick Talk with Pat Atkinson
Written by FLM Executive Director, Natalie Payne Do you ever pause as you journey through a landscape to really observe the layers before you? If not, next time you find yourself walking in the forest or paddling in a quiet stream, know that learning more about what layers natural occur in theses landscapes will enhance… Continue reading Understanding Layers in Landscapes
In these days of social distancing, what better activity to do on a beautiful early Spring day than to take a walk down one of my favorite paths on the west side of Canadice Lake. The morning grey, cloudy skies soon gave way to a brilliant blue ceiling framed by stately conifers and leafless hardwoods.… Continue reading A SPRING STROLL DOWN CANADICE LAKE’S WALKING PATH Written by Pat Atkinson
The male Eastern Bluebird is a brilliant royal blue on the back and head and warm red-brown on the breast. The female is grayer with blue tinges in the wings and tail. You can find them year-round here in the Finger Lakes. They perch on wires, posts, and low branches, scanning the ground for prey.… Continue reading Bird Watch
Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with a Dickens Christmas in the beautiful lakeside community of Skaneateles. Every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm, Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters interact with residents and… Continue reading ‘Tis the season for holiday fun in the Finger Lakes!
The Finger Lakes Museum would like to thank the Paddle Keuka 5K sponsors. The 4th annual event was held on beautiful, picture perfect Saturday August 3rd. Participants enjoyed tunes from a DJ before and after their race, post-race refreshments and Grove Boys chicken BBQ. We couldn’t have done it without these gracious sponsors and we… Continue reading Paddle Keuka 5K sponsors
This month’s blog post is written by the FLM’s very own Pat Atkinson. Licensed ACA Kayak Instructor, NYS Guide and long-time FLM volunteer, you can find Pat visiting the campus to guide paddles or stopping in to say hello to everyone with her pup, Tree. This month’s Hemlock Lake blog features helpful tips for taking… Continue reading DOG PADDLIN’ HEMLOCK LAKE
This month’s blog follows the lake of the month theme and highlights Canadice Lake. Written by guest blogger, D.E. Bentley, she shares her experience of first “meeting” Canadice Lake and the constant discovery that has taken place of the area since. Thank you for sharing your story with us! It had taken little to convince… Continue reading Canadice Lake- A Magical Place