About this EventFree Event
RCA Reflections are talks about ecology and the environment, free and open to all to join. This talk will be delivered in a hybrid format: in-person at Rice Creek Field Station or via Zoom (see Dial-In Instructions below).
Fernando Araya, a local arborist and landscaper, will share his expertise in the world of plants, trees, and shrubs -- with a particular emphasis on landscaping with native plants. There will also be time to answer gardening questions from attendees -- so come prepared with your gardening questions! If you have a question about plant species ID, please bring a clear photo or an image on your phone.
Fernando Araya's career began in the field of marine science. He has been certified in the past as an arborist and landscaper through Cornell cooperative extension. He is now the sole proprietor of Fine Gardening, and has worked on transforming and beautifying many estate landscapes. Fernando describes himself as a humble man who respects the earth.
Students in need of transportation can request a van pickup by calling the field station at 315.312.6677 by 3 pm on the day before the talk. For all others, free parking is available by the field station building.
Rice Creek Associates (RCA) is a community of like-minded people who share a passion for nature and a desire to support Rice Creek Field Station. Formed in 1986, RCA supports Rice Creek Field Station's mission by expanding the scientific, educational, and recreational opportunities at the Field Station through community involvement. For more information, including a link to join RCA for as little as $5 or $10, please visit the RCA webpage.