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Cayuga Nature Center

Founded in 1932, the Paleontological Research Institution pursues and integrates education and research, and interprets the history and systems of the Earth and its life, to increase knowledge, educate society, and encourage wise stewardship of the Earth. The Cayuga Nature Center, an educational venue of the Paleontological Research Institution, cultivates an awareness, appreciation, and responsibility for the natural world through outdoor and environmental education. The Nature Center hosts a tree phenology trail with ten trees for observation.
Geographic coverage: 
The Cayuga Nature Center is located in Ithaca, NY, and visitors learn about the flora and fauna of Tompkins County, central New York, and the Finger Lakes region.
Taxonomic groups: 
Flowering Plants
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Northern Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)
American Basswood (Tilia americana)
Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Contact Name: 
Ingrid Zabel
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Cayuga Nature Center lodge climate room
1420 Taughannock Boulevard
14850 Ithaca , NY
United States
New York US