Rice Creek Field Station to Offer Summer ‘Rambles,’ Bird Banding

OSWEGO – Birds, buds and blooms will beckon hikers on the summer season’s Rice Creek Rambles, guided walks led by a naturalist from SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station.

The dates for the 11 a.m. Saturday hikes are June 5, 12, 19 and 26; July 10, 17, 24 and 31; and Aug. 7 and 14. Call the field station, off Thompson Road south of the SUNY Oswego campus, at 261-6877 for trail conditions the morning of each walk.

Adults must accompany children on the admission-free walks. Since program size is limited, the field station cannot accommodate groups.

Also call 216-6877 for information on public opportunities to view Rice Creek’s ongoing bird banding project.

Rice Creek is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The field station’s mission includes support of academic instruction, research and public service in all aspects of natural history, especially the natural sciences and environmental education.

For more information, visit www.oswego.edu/ricecreek.