Muller Field Station
Muller Field Station provides immersive, experiential education to students and community members. As a leader among community college field stations, we believe the outdoors should be accessible to everyone. Our regional partnerships combined with a culture of inquiry provide opportunities to enhance our understanding and connection to nature.
Education and Outreach
We offer practical and inspiring outdoor learning experiences for K-12 schools (including homeschool groups, clubs, and other organizations), college students, and community members. Our programming encourages everyone to explore and observe their surroundings, experience wildlife and environmental processes in context, engage in critical thinking, and leave with a deeper appreciation and connection to the land and water.
About Muller Field Station
Connection. Curiosity. Stewardship.
Finger Lakes Community College's Muller Field Station (MFS) is located on a 48-acre property in Honeoye, NY, at the south end of Honeoye Lake. It sits upon the traditional lands and waters of the Seneca Nation, Onödowága: "Great Hill People" — the original stewards of this valley.
The field station is next to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Honeoye Lake Wildlife Management Area. The land is managed and protected by organizations such as the Finger Lakes Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy.
The Honeoye Lake watershed is a mosaic of 40 natural communities and a home to over 1,200 species of trees, plants, fish, amphibians, insects, birds, and mammals.
Emil and Florence Muller purchased what is now known as the Muller Field Station in 1967 and ultimately owned a total of 2,500 acres in the area including more than two miles of the Honeoye Inlet. The Mullers envisioned preserving this unique natural habitat, rich in biodiversity, for generations to come.
After Emil's death, Florence continued to work to leverage this land as an asset for education and community enrichment. In 1999, she donated 48 acres along with the Swiss-style chalet which is now the Muller Field House. Florence continued to provide grants to support ongoing projects and upgrades until her death in 2016.
Approximately 40 acres of the Muller Field Station property is under a land easement agreement in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. A land easement is a legal agreement by which you can protect land that has high conservation value.
The easement was established in 2001 with the intention of preserving the biologically diverse landscape for scientific, educational, charitable, and aesthetic purposes. This easement is in effect for as long as Muller Field Station exists and will remain in place for whoever happens to acquire this land and water in the far future.