Rice Creek Field Station Collections

The record of flora and fauna of Rice Creek Field Station includes 718 species of plants, 61 species of fungi, 66 species of butterflies, 16 species of fish, 19 species of amphibians, 10 species of reptiles, 80 species of birds, and 28 species of mammals. Collections representing many local species available for assistance in identification and study of these and other species include 519 specimens of insects, 64 specimens of fish, 120 specimens of amphibians and reptiles, over 2000 specimens of birds, and over 900 specimens of mammals.  Work has been initiated to develop computer databases to record the contents of these collections and to develop species lists and other records concerning the flora and fauna of the field station properties. 

The field station herbarium  represents general collections from the northeastern United States including vouchers for 492 of the 724 species of bryophytes and vascular plants which have been recorded from the field station properties as of November 2007.  The field station collection of over 3200 sheets is housed with other herbarium speicimens at SUNY Oswego's Shineman Center.

The Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden contains specimens of 60 species of culinary or medicinal interest.  An information booklet about the herb garden is available at the main building.