R. Hays Cummins | Donna McCollum | Miami University
VIEW the lastest SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION at the Edge of the Farm!
--GreenHawks Media student article BUILD IT & THEY WILL COME
--VIEW a fall-winter Mavic Pro video compilation of a portion of the property
--VIEW some of Hays' nature photography--->>A COLLECTION of BIRD PHOTOS from SW OHIO
--VIEW a MAP of the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
The Edge of the Farm Conservation area (Oxford, Ohio) was placed into a conservation easement with the Three Valley Conservation Trust in December, 2007. The total size is ~32 acres with ~11 acres of prairie and 5 wetlands, and 21 acres of forest. Funding for the prairie restoration were provided by US Fish and Wildlife (thanks Sergio!), Miami Valley Pheasants Forever provided essential technical advice and assistance, Cardno ecological consulting firm (thanks Joel & Danielle) provided funding and assistance, and yours truly! Special thanks to FRIENDS of the EDGE who have volunteered their time and hard labor to remove many acres of honeysuckle! Your efforts in restoring the land are much appreciated!
NOTE: In addition, we placed our Florida property into a conservation easement with the outstanding Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. The property, consisting of ~ 150 acres, is known as Florida Big Bend Wildlands Preserve. Like the Edge of the Farm, both easement properties will forever be protected from development.
Sit down and relax! Here are some of the many plants and animals that we have enjoyed at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
This slideshow focuses upon some of our five diverse wetlands as well as many plants near the wetlands at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
SPRING FLOWERS, ETC and a few frogs at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
SPRING IS COMING- A view from above of our prairies, wetlands, and greening forests using a Mavic Pro DRONE at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
SPRING IS COMING- An early April (6-13, 2019) walk at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
A FROG SYMPHONY at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area (April 2019)
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