The MV Haendel of Ithaca Boat Tours has resumed its cruises this season! Take a virtual cruise (greatly enhanced with visuals) from the Ithaca Farmers Market in this encore episode 111 of Walk in the Park produced two years ago. Narrated by Tony Ingraham, producer of Walk in the Park, who worked on the Haendel as an interpretive guide for ten years. See the full description and cablecast schedule, or watch it online, on this page!
Walk in the Park episode 173. “Harmful Algal Blooms” or blue-green algae have made swimming and other uses of Cayuga Lake dangerous at particular times and locations this summer. Also, swimmers drown in our gorges every year. Find out why. We conclude with an explanation of great fractures in the walls of the gorge at Watkins Glen State Park.
You can watch the show online here, or on Ithaca NY area cable channel 13 at the following times (to be updated to an expanded schedule soon):
Thursday, August 10, 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 12, 10:00 AM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 13, 10:00 AM
Monday, August 14, 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 9:00 AM & 11:30 PM
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS public access television studio in Ithaca, NY, and is cablecast on Ithaca’s channel 13. See the schedule of this weekly series and others.
Have you seen my award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, now celebrating ten years of publication?
In this episode 172 of Walk in the Park, we visit local gorges and Cayuga Lake to look at flash floods last week in the context of sub-watersheds of Cayuga Lake: at Ithaca Falls, Six Mile Creek, Buttermilk Falls, Robert H. Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls, Yawger Creek, and the Ithaca Mall! We finish off with a series of photographs of blooming mountain laurel in Ricketts Glen State Park in northern Pennsylvania.
You can watch this episode online below, and on Ithaca, NY cable TV channel 13 at the following times:
Thursday, July 19, 2017, 9:00 PM
Friday, 6:30 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Monday, 1:30 PM
Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 1:00 PM
And online right here anytime!
Featuring the aerial videography of Joe Scaglione III, the videography of Jenny Renee Burun-Stout, videography from Robert H. Treman State Park staff, the photography of Fernando Llosa, the photography and videography of Tony Ingraham, and the aerial photography of Bill Hecht.
Finger Lakes Park Minute 69. Warm weather in February melted snow in the hills around Cayuga Lake and filled the waterfalls near Ithaca, NY. We visit the four biggest waterfalls: Ithaca Falls, Taughannock Falls, Lucifer Falls (in Robert H. Treman State Park), and Buttermilk Falls.
Park Minute is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, author and publisher of the national-award-winning book, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: Water’s Sculpture in Stone.
Walk in the Park episode 159. Winter ice chokes our gorges and makes them unsafe to walk in. But we can still get to some great viewing spots. One example is upper Robert H. Treman State Park, where we take a winter peek. In this episode, we also re-visit the effort to save our hemlock trees from the invasive pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid; we learn about how plant roots are able to figure out which way is down; and we consider what role the Ice Age had in shaping our landscape as demonstrated at Watkins Glen State Park.
You can watch this episode online (below) or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:
Thursday, February 9, 9:00 PM
Friday, 3:30 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, in PEGASYS public access television studio in Ithaca, NY for cablecast on Ithaca’s cable channel 13 every week. Find out more about Ithaca public access TV.
Episode 158 of Walk in the Park
The National Park Service has run afoul the politics of the Trump administration starting on inauguration day. We’ll look at this, and then cover the spectacular Women’s March on Ithaca the next day. And to lighten the mood, we’ll go to Jones Beach State Park last summer, and to Watkins Glen State Park.
You can watch the full show (30 minutes) online anytime on this page (below); and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 on the following schedule:
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 9:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM, 8:30 PM, and 10:30 PM
Monday, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham of Owl Gorge Productions, Ithaca, NY for cablecast on PEGASYS, Ithaca’s public access TV station, channel 13. See all episodes of Walk in the Park online.
Walk in the Park episode 155. Watch it online on this page, or on Ithaca public access cable TV channel 13 at the following dates and times:
Thursday, 1/5/17, 9:00 PM; Friday 11:30 AM; Saturday 10:00 AM & 8:30 PM;
Sunday 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM; Monday 6:00 PM; Tuesday, 1/10/17, 8:00 PM
The eastern hemlock tree is a “foundation species” of our forests in the Finger Lakes and beyond in the Northeast. And it is being wiped out by an invasive insect, the “hemlock woolly adelgid.” Find out what is happening, what scientists are doing about it, and how you can help. This episode of Walk in the Park features the premier cablecast on Ithaca public access television of the acclaimed documentary film by area film maker Chris Foito, “The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.” (And you can see the film independent of this Walk in the Park episode).
Winter is the best time to assess the occurrence and spread of hemlock woolly adelgid in our forests and the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is seeking volunteers to help with monitoring. “This would entail about twenty minutes of training, and then walking and taking notes and locations of hemlock woolly adelgid on trees, via GPS (we provide everything needed). An afternoon outdoors in Jan, Feb and maybe March, locations still TBA. Contact Hilary Lambert, firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Also, please visit the New York State Hemlock Initiative website for more information and to get involved.
Walk in the Park is a weekly public access cable television series produced at PEGASYS Studio in Ithaca, NY by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Find out more and see all Walk in the Park episodes and Park Minute videos.
Walk in the Park episode 153. As autumn slips into winter, we take a look back at some of our fall foliage beauty in the Finger Lakes. Watch my 29-minute show here online anytime, or on Ithaca, NY area public access cable channel 13 at these times during 2017:
9 PM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
10 AM Saturday and 10 AM Sunday
8 PM Tuesday, Oct. 17
We visit Buttermilk Falls State Park; Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area, the Martin Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust; Canandaigua Lake, the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area, Bare Hill, South Hill, and Vine Valley; the east shore of Cayuga Lake from Union Springs and Frontenac Island to Lansing and finally Ithaca. Then we switch to Corpus Christi Texas to explore two natural areas: the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and the South Texas Botanical Garden and Nature Center. See the photos of our encounter with a western diamondback rattlesnake!
Walk in the Park episode 152. We in the Finger Lakes of New York have emerged from perhaps the longest drought in memory. Our dry gorges and waterfalls are now flowing again. Let’s take a look at before and after at Ithaca Falls and Taughannock Falls.
Then we go to south Texas to the Gulf of Mexico and camp near the beach at Padre Island National Seashore, the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world (70 miles!).
Watch it all right here online or on Ithaca, NY area cable channel 13 at the following times:
9:00 PM, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
10:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday
8:00 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 201
We begin this episode of Walk in the Park (149) with Heritage Day in upper Robert H. Treman State Park. Then we look at fall colors in the upper gorge and Lucifer Falls, attend the dedication of the new park entrance area at Ithaca Falls, and visit the Martin Nature Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust in Schuyler County.
You can watch it on Ithaca, NY public access cable channel 13 at these times in 2017:
9:00 PM Thursday, October 6, 2017
10:00 AM Saturday and Sunday, October & 8
8:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2017
And you can stream it online anytime right here:
Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV show on cable channel 13 in Ithaca, NY, produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studios of Time Warner Cable.
Take a look at my national award-winning book about Watkins Glen State Park, A WALK THROUGH WATKINS GLEN: WATER’S SCULPTURE IN STONE.