Rice Creek Field Station's varied habitats provide a wealth of possibilities for the mushroom hunter. The list that follows is based on observations made between 2002 and 2005. The spore producing structures of some species reappear in the same area with some consistency year after year. Others appear only when their particular requirements of temperature and moisture are met. A few that grow on wood chips used to mulch landscape plantings and trails may represent one time occurrences that will never be repeated.

Selections from the Thomas C.Eckersley Lepidotera Collection

Tom Eckersley is professor emeritus of the SUNY Oswego Art Department.
He donated his extensive collection of butterflies and moths to be housed at Rice Creek Field Station and enjoyed by anyone interested in learning.
The collection of the 719 specimens is highly documented and contains examples from all regions including Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic, Africo-Ethiopean, and Indo-Australian.

Information about each specimen featured in the display can be found in the binder located opposite this display.


Alan Harris


Began November 11, 2010

  • CDL B Commercial Drivers' License, January 2011
  • Pesticide Training Certification for Category 3A, January 2011 to present
  • Chainsaw Safety, Basic Felling Techniques, & Downed Timber Management, August 2011
  • Guardian Fall Protection Training, May 2013
  • GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green/Operations & Maintenance Essentials Training, February 2013

Diann C. Jackson

Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station
Part time Faculty in Curriculum and Instruction

PhD, Syracuse University

Ecology & Natural History
Program & Curriculum Development
Educator Training & Professional Development

"We take from nature what we cannot see." -- Theodore Roethe

Kamal Mohamed

Director of Rice Creek Field Station, Professor of Biology

Ph.D., Plant Ecology and Systematics, Old Dominion University
M.S., Soil Microbiology, Department of Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Sudan
B.S., (Agric.) Honors, Class I. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum

Area(s) of Specialty: Plant systematics, Plant Ecology, and Economic Botany