Three young Cazenovia residents proudly display the spring peeper they collected during the CPF-sponsored full moon hike on May 5 at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.
Cazenovia Stone Quarry Hill Art Park and guiding light provided by the “Super Moon” set the mood for the night creature hunt on May 5.
Curious nature-lovers of all ages joined Cazenovia Preservation Foundation members and Judy Gianforte, CPF Conservation Manager, in the search of bats, owls and other elusive nocturnal animals. More than a dozen area residents participated in the hike.
Attendees walked along SQHAP’s many trails, using the moonlight to guide them and watching for the park’s dark-dwelling residents. In addition, visitors were treated to the booming sounds of the spring peepers and were even able to view frogs up close.
Gianforte presented a brief discussion on the behavior and sounds made by these nocturnal animals.
The Summer Walk Series, sponsored by the CPF, has been very popular so far this season.
The next walk will be on June 9 at Burlingame Road trails, where the group will identify and learn about wild mushrooms. All are welcome to join in the fun and experience something new the trails have to offer.
For more information visit the organization’s website, cazpreservation.org.
Janet Elliott is publicist for the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the organization’s website, cazpreservation.org.