Fall Open House at the Rieck Center for Habitat Studies will Focus on Birds
The University of Findlay’s Rieck Center for Habitat Studies will host a fall open house at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.
The center is located on Twp. Rd. 166, Mt. Blanchard, approximately three miles outside of Findlay.
At 2 p.m., Michelle Rumschlag, Hancock Park District naturalist, will present “Birds of the Feeder.” Following the presentation, participants are invited to the Bird Room Window to view the bird feeders.
Jessica Wooten, Ph.D., UF assistant professor of biology and birder, will lead a bird walk outside.
Coffee, cider and doughnuts will be available at 1:30 p.m. A drawing for a bird feeder will be held at 1:55 p.m.
The Rieck Center is a 55-acre outdoor classroom where UF students and community members learn from diverse habitat and wildlife that populates the area. The center also provides a location for leisurely activities and hobbies like hiking, bird watching and fishing. For the more serious naturalist, the local setting cultivates a wide range of native flora and fauna to study. The center is maintained by volunteers, students, community members and University faculty.