A great thing about volunteering with NOMADS is that we go to places we might not have visited except a project is in the area. Another great thing is we work just 4 days a week so have 3 days to get a feel of the area.
What fun it is to spot a bird that I could add to my book and list of bird sightings that I keep in the truck just for such a occasion. ......A greater Yellowleg
These are some familiar fellows.
A Blue-winged Teal
An American Coot
And watching some Canada Geese settle in
Chimney Bluff State Park
This State Park sits on the shore of Lake Ontario.
It was an easy walk from the parking lot through a picnic area then a thickly wooded area to the bluffs
This part of New York state is famous for their apple orchards. And there were plenty.
Cornell University in Ithaca
Seeking to add more to my bird list we visited
No luck but we did see:
This Blue Heron
And turtles, lot of turtles
Watkins Glen State Park
If you want a real challenge.....this is the place. Over centuries and centuries nature has carved this beautiful gorge though thick rock.
800 steps. From the Main entrance all up. The elevation goes from 490 feet to 1010 feet. Yea, 800 steps. Up. We did 250. Coming down was easier.
Our drive back to Casowasco took us on RT 14 from Watkins Glen to Geneva NY. There were no less than 3 dozen wineries just along this road than runs on the west side of Seneca Lake
So, we have toured around Owasco Lake, Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake. So much to see, so little time.
Loving Fall in upstate New York.
Until Next Time....