Exploring Wildlife Diversity at the Muller Field Station
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 (Meet to depart at 10:00am)
Trip Coordinator: Jutta Siefert Dudley, Ph.D.; geoscience educator, STANYS Conference Committee.
Instructors: Director Bruce Gilman, Ph.D., Alexandria Esposito, & Erin Lord-Astles: naturalists, Finger Lakes Community College.
Welcome to the Finger Lakes! This field excursion takes us to the western section of New York’s magnificent glacial valleys, to Honeoye Lake. Along the inlet stream, in the valley south of the lake, is the Finger Lakes Community College Muller Field Station. We will spend a few hours here with naturalists, exploring the wildlife diversity of the surrounding wetland and woodland.
You will have the opportunity to participate in two main activities to learn about the regional wildlife. We’ll hike a trail looking for animal signs and checking the camera traps. Viewing the pictures in the classroom, we’ll discuss the habitats and diversity of the animals in this area. At the pond or stream, you’ll sample the water and look for aquatic species. Using field guides and microscopes you’ll be able to identify them and determine the overall health of the water body.
If you are looking for a site where you can engage students in environmental learning, you will find the Muller Field Station a welcoming location. Come and find out what this place has to offer (at no charge)!
Please be prepared for inclement weather. You don’t need boots for the macroinvertebrate collection since we can “fish” off a dock at a pond rather than in the stream. Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike along a stream, across fields, and into the woods. Bring a camera and a notebook, if you like.
Information about the field station can be read at https://www.flcc.edu/muller/index.cfm.
Transportation: Car pool. It’s about a 60-minute drive to our destination, 6455 County Road 36, Honeoye, NY 14471.
Departure: 10:00 a.m. Check in with the trip leader in the lobby of the Riverside Hotel at 9:30 a.m.. If you live locally and prefer to arrive at the site from another location please inform the trip coordinator when registering.
Return: We’ll leave the site at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
REGISTRATION: DEADLINE - OCTOBER 21, 2019
Cost: $15 (includes lunch).
Registration: Fill out the trip registration form (see link below) and send it to the trip coordinator by the postmark deadline of Saturday, October 19.
You must be registered for the conference to attend this field trip. Maximum number is 20 participants. Don’t be disappointed, sign up now!
A check for $15 should be made out to STANYS. Please enclose the check with the trip registration form and mail to the Field Trip Coordinator at the address indicated below and on the form.
Jutta S. Dudley, 140 Railroad Mills Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534
Contact: If you have questions, ask Jutta Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your field trip registration will only be refunded if the Field Trip is closed out or canceled. Field trip registration will be accepted after your conference registration is received.
Located near the southern end of Honeoye Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of western New York, the Muller Field Station provides field-based education for academic programs, laboratory experiences, community outreach, and the opportunity to participate in or observe local research projects. College and university students, local K-12 students and their teachers, community members, environmental organizations and agencies are all welcome visitors to the Station.