From Gorges to Wetlands

Join host Tony Ingraham to explore Cavern Cascade and Glen Obscura in Watkins Glen State Park, winter at the marsh at Lake Treman in Buttermilk Falls State Park, “Icy Cascadilla” Gorge in Ithaca, and fall and winter at the marsh at the Roy H. Park Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust between Yellow Barn State Forest and Hammond Hill State Forest near Dryden, NY. Watch it anytime online right here, or Ithaca cable channel 13 at these times:
Friday, 12:00 noon, February 9, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM and 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 11:30 AM and 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM, February 14, 2018

Walk in the Park is a weekly public access TV series produced at PEGASYS Studio of Spectrum TV in Ithaca, NY, by Tony Ingraham, Owl Gorge Productions. Find out more about Ithaca public access television.

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.

Sapsucker Cairn

What is it?           Where is it?

Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, Andy Goldsworthy

The Sapsucker Cairn

The Sapsucker Cairn was constructed in 2008 by acclaimed environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy on the East Trail of Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, the nature preserve of Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. Goldsworthy also created Gardens of Stone in Cornell Plantations. (See our Walk in the Park TV post about walking at the Newman Arboretum and the Gardens of Stone.)

Sapsucker Woods is a beautiful place to visit in any season. The 230-acre sanctuary encompasses forests, ponds, ferny swamps, and abundant wildlife. More than four miles of trails and boardwalks are waiting for you to explore.” You can pick up a great little trail map and bird checklist outside the entrance of the Johnson Visitor Center.

Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca NY, wetland, swamp, trail

Swamp in Sapsucker Woods

Boardwalk, Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY

The Woodleton Boardwalk along the East Trail at Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary crosses a swampy area.

Swamp, wetland, trail, Sapsucker Woods, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY

The East Trail encircles a wooded swamp.

Buckroe to Dismal Swamp


Gulls at Virginia Beach

Great black-backed gulls work the surf at Virginia Beach.

In this episode of Walk in the Park TV (#30, Nov. 28, 2012), we return to southeast Virginia, site of the earliest English-speaking settlements in America.  I show you Buckroe Beach in the City of Hampton on the Chesapeake Bay, the first beach I knew as a little kid. What was the unusual hazard discovered on this beach after its sand was replenished in the 1990s?

After a visit to Newport News, we go to Virginia Beach, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and False Cape State Park on the Atlantic Ocean, just two miles north of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. And finally, we follow a boardwalk in Dismal Swamp State Park just over the border into North Carolina, on the edge of one of the largest remaining lowland wetlands in the East. See it all online here

Or, if you live in the Ithaca, NY area and have a cable TV connection, you can see Walk in the Park during the next week on public access cable channel 13 according to the following schedule:

Thursday,  9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday,    10:30 a.m.

Tuesday,    8:00 p.m.

It also is shown at other times as the station manager chooses.

See all my Walk in the Park TV episodes and short videos by clicking here.