May Day Wildflower Hike at Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve
Wednesday, May 1
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$10; $8 for Members
Visit this unique natural area on a guided afternoon hike with botanist Robert Wesley. This 84-acre preserve protects one of the rarest environments in the local region – the lake cliffs – and hosts abundant and diverse early spring wildflowers. The preserve also offers a number of scenic vistas that can be best appreciated before the tree canopy fully leafs out. Spring buttercup, rue-anemone, round-lobed hepatica, and cut-leaved toothwort are among the wildflowers we will likely see. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes.
Meet at Edwards Preserve parking area. From the City of Ithaca, drive north on Route 34 (East Shore Drive). Travel about 4.0 miles and turn left on East Shore Circle. When the road bends right, in 0.2 mile, turn left onto Teeter Road. The preserve begins at the end of Teeter Road, about 0.5 mile from the corner. You can park along the end of the road.