Ithaca Falls Ice

The recent big winter weather swings were dramatically reflected in Ithaca’s biggest waterfall, Ithaca Falls in Fall Creek. Join Walk in the Park host Tony Ingraham on three short walks into the falls to see the armor of ice on the waterfall before the big thaw, the subsequent bursting flood as temperatures rose to 60 degrees, and the rime of ice on trees and cliffs when arctic air returned.

You can watch this episode of Walk in the Park (185) online on this page, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 according to the following schedule:

Thursday, 9:00 PM, January 18, 2018

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 7:00 PM, January 24, 2018

Walk in the Park is a weekly Ithaca, NY public access television series on cable channel 13, produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV in Ithaca. If you live in the Ithaca area, you too can become an independent public access TV producer. Find out more at the PEGASYS website.

Have you seen Tony’s award-winning book, “A Walk through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone“?

 

Winter Walk to Lucifer Falls

Have you ever seen 115-feet-high Lucifer Falls frozen over? You can’t drive to the overlook on the Rim Trail at Robert H. Treman State Park southeast of Ithaca, NY. You need to walk for about 15 minutes on the Rim Trail to the spectacular view back toward Lucifer Falls. This is the only section of the Rim Trail that is open in the winter, and the Gorge Trail, which passes right next to the waterfall, is closed for the season. In this episode (184) of Walk in the Park, Tony Ingraham takes you on a guided walk to this memorable spot for a truly unusual view: Lucifer Falls completely clad in ice! Watch the show online (below), or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, 12:00 noon and 9:00 PM, January 11

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 10:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 3:00 PM, January 17, 2018

This episode opens with a special short video from the Finger Lakes Land Trust, called “Creature Feature,” welcoming us to 2018.

Walk in Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio, in Ithaca, NY. Walk in the Park is a weekly public access television series.

Investing in State Parks

2017 was a good year for New York State Parks and a rough year for National Parks. We begin with a phone interview with Fred Bonn, Regional Director for the Finger Lakes State Parks. Fred tells us about the great developments in the region’s parks coming up in 2018, as part of the NY Parks 2020 capital improvement program. And he reviews the major accomplishments under the program in 2017. Then Tony Ingraham, host, reviews the National Parks Conservation Association report card for President Trump regarding the National Parks and the cutbacks and damage he has done to the system.

You can watch this week’s episode (183) online below, or on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at the following times:

Thursday, 9:00 PM, January 4, 2018

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 11:30 PM

Monday, 9:00 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM, January 9, 2018

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio, in Ithaca, NY. Walk in the Park is a weekly public access television series shown on cable channel 13 in the Ithaca, NY area.

Watkins Glen Resident Artist, Capt. James Hope, Part 1

From 1872 until his death in 1892, landscape artist Capt. James Hope had an art gallery next to the gorge of Watkins Glen. A lesser known figure of the Hudson River School of landscape painters, Hope captured the beauty of the glen on his canvases and realized his life’s dream of supporting himself and his family with his landscape art. Tony Ingraham tells the first half of this story in this encore episode of Walk in the Park (#130). Next episode (131) will complete the tale. Tony originally gave this illustrated presentation in February 2016 to an audience at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY.

You can watch this episode on Ithaca, NY public access television channel 13 according to the schedule below. Or you can watch it online anywhere, anytime right here!

Thursday, 12:00 PM & 9:00 PM, December 21, 2017

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Monday, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 3:00 PM, December 27, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, as a weekly public access television series at PEGASYS Studio, Ithaca, NY. All rights reserved. Learn more about Watkins Glen State Park in Tony’s national-award-winning book, A Walk Through Watkins Glen: Water’s Sculpture in Stone.

Owasco Lake

In this episode (182) of Walk in the Park, we visit Owasco Lake, the Finger Lake directly east of Cayuga Lake. We look at the Owasco Lake watershed. Then we visit Fillmore Glen State Park in the valley of the Owasco Inlet south of the Owasco Lake. Named for Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States who was born nearby, Fillmore Glen’s most attractive and accesible feature is the Cowsheds Falls.

We continue with a virtual flyover from Fillmore Glen, over the Owasco Flats, and north down Owasco Lake to Emerson Park in Auburn. We follow that with a video visit to Owasco Flats Nature Preserve, scenes along Owasco Lake moving north, finishing at the shore at the north end of Owasco Lake at Emerson Park.

Finally, we watch a short video about the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s campaign to establish a nature preserve along the east shore of Owasco Lake, which would be just the third publicly accessible conservation area along the lake.

You can watch this episode right here online anytime, and you can see it on Ithaca, NY public access cable channel 13 at the following times over the next week:

Thursday, 9:00 PM, Dec. 15, 2017

Friday, 8:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Tuesday, 11:30 AM & 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 3:00 PM, December 20, 2017

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV series in Ithaca, NY produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS Studio.

Tracking Wild Mammals in the Northeast

This time, expert tracker and environmental educator Linda Spielman joins Tony Ingraham to talk about the joys of animal tracking, its subtleties, and its significance; and about her new book, “A Field Guide to Tracking Mammals in the Northeast.” Find out more about Linda’s book and her upcoming activities that you can get involved in at her website. Watch the whole show here online and on Ithaca public access TV cable channel 13:

Thursday, Nov. 30, 12:00 noon and 9:00 PM

Friday, 9:30 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM, Dec. 5, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, at PEGASYS public access television studios in Ithaca NY.

“Lake Mist Mystery,” Finger Lakes Park Minute 75

This Finger Lakes Park Minute features video from Keuka Lake State Park in Branchport, NY. “Frosty autumn mornings sometimes raise a mist on the Finger Lakes. The lakes release residual heat from the past summer as warm vapor into the chill air above, condensing to form a cloud that rises with the sun and dissipates with the morning. The slow release of the lake’s heat moderates the climate of the lake’s valley.”

Park Minute is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, Ithaca, NY. Ingraham also produces Walk in the Park, a weekly public access TV series in Ithaca. You can see all of his Park Minute and Walk in the Park episodes.

Treman in November

In this episode of Walk in the Park (179), we focus on the early touch of winter on Robert H. Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY. We explore the upper gorge and Lucifer Falls, some improvements on the Gorge Trail in the lower park, and compare the Lower Falls now with what it was like during summer.

Watch episode 179 right here online anytime (below), and on Ithaca, NY cable channel 13 at these times:

Thursday, 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM, Nov. 16, 2017

Friday, 6:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 11:30 PM

Monday, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, 8:00 PM, Nov. 21, 2017

We also look at how the park, with the help of the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, is refreshing the look of the Old Mill in the upper park. In addition, we look at the nip of frost on Taughannock Falls, geese at dawn on Cayuga Lake, high water at Ithaca Falls and Buttermilk Falls, views from Forest Fall in Fall Creek Gorge now and in the 19th century, and a 19th century view of the Flume in the gorge in upper Robert H. Treman State Park.

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, and is a weekly public access television series produced at PEGASYS Studio, Ithaca, NY. We invite you to see and like our Facebook page!

 

Park Minute 74: Geese at Taughannock

On a frosty November dawn, Canada geese swim along South Point at Taughannock Falls State Park, In Cayuga Lake. The temperature dipped well below freezing in the Finger Lakes on the morning of Nov. 11, 2017. (The bright yellow band on the far side of the lake is mist illuminated by the sunrise.) Taughannock Falls State Park is near Trumansburg, NY and Ithaca, NY in central New York’s Finger Lakes region.

Park Minute is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions, in Ithaca, NY for cablecast on Ithaca, NY public access television channel 13 at PEGASYS Studio, and for publishing online.

Trails Makeover

The Finger Lakes State Parks Trails Crew is improving our favorite trails. In this episode (178) of Walk in the Park, we go to upper Buttermilk Falls State Park with them and see how they have removed old, hazardous trail structures and built new stairs up steep slopes, boardwalks over wet areas, a “turnpike,” and even brought their building materials to the trail by canoe.

You can watch this episode right here and on Ithaca public access cable channel 13 at the following times.

Thursday, 9:00 PM, Nov. 9, 2017

Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM

Sunday, 10:00 AM and 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM

Wednesday, 1:00 PM, November 14, 2017

Walk in the Park is produced by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions for public access cablecast in Ithaca NY at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV.