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Monkey Run includes the forested slopes along the banks of Fall Creek. Some of the areas that are now forested were once used for crops and pasture. In the areas that were orchards, old apple trees can still be found. Exotic species introduced as ornamentals, such as daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), are common in parts of the tract. Conifer plantations are also present. Sections of the steep forested slopes have always been forested, but have a logging history. These forests range from dry, upland oak forest to rich floodplain forest near the creek. Wet meadows are also found near the creek. Wildflowers are abundant in the spring.


Cayuga Trails Club, 1996. Guide to the Trails of the Finger Lakes Region. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cayuga Trails Club, Inc.