File photo. Rice Creek field station.
OSWEGO – Rice Creek Associates (RCA) will feature a talk by Fernando Araya on “Native Plants & Beyond: Landscaping & Pruning” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Rice Creek Field Station.
The presentation is the latest in the RCA Reflections series of talks about ecology and the environment, whichare 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.
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. Araya describes himself as a humble man who respects the earth.
The talk will feature Araya’s expertise in the world of plants, trees and shrubs. Participants are invited to come prepared with gardening questions. If you have a question about plant species ID, please bring a clear photo or an image on your phone.
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, visit the RCA webpage, oswego.edu/rice-creek/about-rice-creek/rice-creek-associates.
Rice Creek Field Station, a unit of SUNY Oswego, is dedicated to the support of academic instruction, research and public service in all aspects of natural history, especially the natural sciences and environmental education. Located at 193 Thompson Road in Oswego, Rice Creek’s is a 350-acre nature preserve with five miles of trails traversing fields, forests, and wetlands that are open year-round to the public, dawn until dusk.
For more information, visit oswego.edu/rice-creek, email [email protected] or call 315-312-6677.
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