Palmer Woods and the natural areas near it encompass very diverse vegetation types—old forest, young forest, meadows, and wetlands. The many interfaces of different habitats make this a good birding site. More than half of this remarkable area is undisturbed old-growth forest dominated by large oaks.

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Palmer Woods Trails

Trails here provide an easy-to-access scenic escape in Cornell's North Campus. Find trail routes on the mobile-friendly website

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Natural Heritage of Palmer Woods

More about the plant communities of Palmer Woods.

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Our gardens and natural areas provide opportunities for faculty and students across a wide range of disciplines.

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