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Cornell Botanic Gardens recently expanded the Fischer Old-Growth Forest Natural Area in the Town of Newfield through a gift of over 17 acres named the Bandler Family Tract. The preserve now protects nearly 60 acres, with almost 30 acres of old-growth forest. This natural area is considered the best of the few remaining examples of pre-European settlement forest in the region. A brief dedication ceremony will be followed by a tour to explore the natural and cultural history of the Bandler Tract and Fischer preserve. Hike is approximately 1.5 miles and will be moderately strenuous.
Date/time: Wednesday, May 18; 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free; Registration is not required
Hike Leader: Todd Bittner, Natural Areas Director
Location: Fischer Old-Growth Forest Natural Area, Newfield.
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Learn more about the new property in the Tumblr article "Land Protection Expands Cornell Botanic Gardens Fischer Old-Growth Forest."