Rice Creek Field Station offers Saturday nature hikes

Visitors can learn more about the autumn sights and sounds of SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station through several Saturday nature hikes.

Naturalist-led Rice Creek Rambles will start at 1 p.m. on six Saturdays: Sept 29, Oct. 13 and 27, Nov. 10 and 17, and Dec. 8. Participants will learn about animal tracks, leaf changes and the site’s many inhabitants. Attendees are asked to call on the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. An adult must accompany children for this admission-free program.

For more information, call 312-7961.

Rice Creek Field Station includes the 26-acre Rice Pond surrounded by 400 acres of land ranging from open fields to forests. The research building is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Trails are open every day from dawn to dusk.

The field station accommodates the general public and serves as a center for college courses and research. It is located on Thompson Road a quarter-mile south of Route 104 and the main SUNY Oswego campus.

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CONTACT: Diann Jackson, 312-7961

(Posted: Sep 14, 2007)