January 3, 2006

Winter fun in and around Dryden

This morning's Ithaca Journal is quiet on Dryden news, but the sport section lists the Cayuga Nordic Ski Club's upcoming Snowfest (27KB PDF) on Hammond Hill January 15th. In addition to cross-country skiing and racing, there will be snowshoeing and possibly ski-joring, which combines dogs and skis. They'll have skis and snowshoes available for visitors to use, and there may be a display of equipment.

A week later on the 22nd (as I found at Ludgate Farms), Cornell Plantations will be having Winter Detectives: A Family Affair in the F. R. Newman arboretum, just across the town line. They say that:

Winter is a season of wonder and beauty! Dress warmly and bring the whole family to see some of the amazing natural phenomena that abound just outside your door. Become an expert bud detective, and identify different trees in winter. Investigate tracks and signs to help identify the animals that leave their mark. Explore properties of snow and ice, and the patterns created by wind and sun on our "snow stumper" walk. Discover the birds of winter, look for what they eat, and learn how they survive the cold. Sign-ups will be taken for activities beginning at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 or 11:30.

The Winter Detectives program is part of the Light in Winter events, and is free. Registration is required, though - call 255-2400 to register.

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