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Ithaca College's Natural Lands

Written by Robin Roger McKenzie

Students collect water samples in the IC Natural Lands

You may have heard the slogan "Ithaca is Gorges," but you need to see it to believe it. Ithaca is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Ithaca College Natural Lands, which celebrated their 10th anniversary this year.

Associate professor of biology Leann Kanda and her students set up cameras with motion detectors in the Natural Lands for two weeks to monitor the wildlife using the trails. In this time lapse video you can see turkeys, deer, raccoons and a coyote. But blink and you'll miss it!

Read more about her research project.

And watch a time lapse video below:


By the numbers

560 Acres of undeveloped land are protected as part of the IC Natural Lands

5 Miles - the total distance covered by the trails on South Hill (used for hiking and cross country)

600 freshmen - the number of students who are taken to the Natural Lands each year as part of their first-year seminar.



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