Hello fellow nature lovers and Skaneateles Conservation Area users, this blog is for us. Hear something? Write about it. See something? Let us know. Let's share our knowledge and experiences using the properties. On the east side of town the Skaneateles Conservation Areas include the Federal Farm, the Guppy Farm,and the O'Loughlin property which have been connected by a series of trails. On the southwest side of town, the Mabel Reynolds property stands undeveloped at the present but hopefully trails will be developed in the future.

I hope that all users of this blog will help record nature sightings as the years progress which can enhance all visits to these properties.

Guppy Falls

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cool greens on a sultry day.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The spice bush is just starting to bloom today.  This is the food of the little caterpillar we saw on the trail last fall.  I saw a king fisher today flying along the little creek.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Great day for a walk in the woods.  The trails were lightly covered with snow and were easy to negotiate.  Our biggest treat came on the east side of the Gully Pond.  We found these trees with new chewing done by beavers.  On the way home we noticed from the road four large areas which could be beaver or muskrat lodges.  We'll keep our eyes on these.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Yesterday was a great day for a walk in the woods at O'Loughlin.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Guppy Farm was muddy and very walkable today.  Mild temperatures help to get one outside.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Walked along the Charlie Major nature trail today and were treated to a small flock, 3, of bluebirds down by the creek.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lovely fall walk through the woods today.  Here are the spicebushes the caterpillar in the previous post would've found tasty.