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Guided Nature Walk at Rice Creek

By Rice Creek Field Station

Saturday, May 28, 2022 11am

+ 10 dates

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, July 16, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, July 30, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 11am
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 11am

193 Thompson Road, Oswego, NY 13126 #ozricecreek
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Rice Creek's naturalists will be your guides as you explore the forests, fields, wetlands, and waterways of Rice Creek Field Station, a 350-acre wildlife preserve dedicated to supporting research and education.


These free walks are open to the general public and suitable for all ages. Walks are 1 mile or less over gentle to moderate terrain on one of Rice Creek's four trails, and 1 to 1.5 hours in length. Adult-sized snowshoes are available in winter, trail conditions permitting. Participants who are not fully vaccinated and boosted are asked to bring a mask in case they need to visit the indoor restroom facilities, per SUNY Oswego policies. 


During the walk,  a naturalist will discuss the cultural and ecological history of Rice Creek from its early days as working farmland to today. Additionally, the naturalist will identify and interpret discoveries such as animal sightings, plant blooms, seasonal changes, and more. Participants are encouraged to keep their eyes open for discoveries and ask questions along the way. Photography, journaling and sketching are all welcome activities during the walk.


The topic, duration, and terrain level can all be customized to the group's needs and interests. Families with young children are encouraged to join: naturalists, current and retired school teachers, are skilled at engaging and inspiring young people in nature. 


Participants should come dressed for the weather and tick prevention. Boots are advisable as trails may be muddy, especially during late fall, winter, and spring. An adult must accompany children under 17 years of age. For questions, please reach out to the Rice Creek staff at or 315.312.6677.

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