(Cazenovia, NY – Sept. 2012) Curious nature lovers of all ages joined Amy Kochem, local naturalist and educator, and Cazenovia Preservation Foundation on Aug. 30 in search of fireflies and other nighttime animals in the meadows and woods at the Burlingame Road trail.

Before the hunt, Kochem gave a detailed talk on the behavior and sounds of these nocturnal animals.  She even brought pelts and feathers for everyone to see and touch.  Not many fireflies were found, but many nets caught crickets and other flying insects.

While out in the woods, one could hear the hoot of a Barred owl and the chirping of crickets with an amazing view of the full moon peaking through the trees.

Unfortunately, the 2012 Summer Walks n’ Talks is over for the season, but will return in the Spring of 2013.  Of course, everyone is more than welcome to come out and enjoy what CPF trails have to offer.

Visit our website for any upcoming events or become a Cazenovia Preservation Foundation member at www.cazpreservation.org.

 

 

By martha

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