Ready for Spring!

Are you ready for spring? Because it’s happening! In this episode of Walk in the Pari (#135), I’ll show you a few spring wildflowers coming up. Naturalist, educator, and song writer Becca Harber will sing her inspiring “Spring O Spring” at Buttermilk Falls State Park. We’ll watch “scalers” at Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY remove winter-loosened rock from the huge cliff above Lucifer Falls. And Gene Little of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will explain a new “Clean, Drain, and Dry” law in New York that will cut down on the spread of invasive species in our waterways.

You can watch this half hour episode right here (below) streaming online anytime, or on Ithaca, NY area cable channel 13 (and 97.1) at the following times in 2017:

9:00 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:00 AM & 7:00 PM, Saturday

10:00 AM & 4:00 PM, Sunday

8:30 PM, Monday

8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV show produced by Tony Ingraham at PEGASYS Studios of Time Warner Cable in Ithaca, NY.

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Lake Cliff Waterfalls

After it rains, small streams begin to flow with runoff. Some of them plunge over the cliffs along Cayuga Lake, including the cliffs on the east shore just north of Ithaca. The largest number of waterfalls I’ve seen pouring at any one time along this cliff is eleven.

Waterfall on cliffs Cayuga Lake near Ithaca, NY, Finger Lakes

An intermittent waterfall splashes down the escarpment along the east shore of Cayuga Lake about two miles north of the city of Ithaca.

Following the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Lee in early September, the gorges were gushing and a number of waterfalls were splashing along the East Shore cliffs. In the following short video (1 minute, 42 seconds), we look at a few of these waterfalls up close from the MV Haendel of Tiohero Tours, the interpretive tour boat that operates from the Ithaca Farmers Market on weekends during the boating season (and from its home dock at the Ithaca Boating Center on other days of the week). The boat tour season is over now, but you can enjoy the view vicariously here.