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Edge of the Farm Conservation Area Photo Album

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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!

PRAIRIE and WETLANDS
--Prairies December 2011 : Table of Contents
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Firebreak
Toad Hall Wetland
Toad Hall Shoreline
Toad Hall Berm
December Shadow
Toad Hall Rushes
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Buttonbush
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Firebreak Walk
Rush Run Berm
Rush Run Shoreline
Looking East
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Rush Run Delta
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More Rush Run
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North Swale View
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Indian Grass
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Willow Patch
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Pickerel Weed Pond
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Wind in the Willows
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Vollmer Pond View
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Edge of the Farm Conservation Area Seasonal Frog Audio

2013 Audio and Videos

  • April 16, 2013. Male American Toads enjoying the spring season and trying their best to get lucky! Edge of the Farm Conservation Area, April 16, 2013, at Willows in the Wind wetland.
  • April 9, 2013--spring, after a very late start, is finally exploding! This AUDIO focuses upon a chorus of Spring Peepers at Vollmer's Pond. American Toads and Northern leopoard frogs were also heard calling!
  • Here is another frog audio at the nearby "Willows in the Wind" wetland, April 10, 2013. It was awesome!

    Frog AUDIO on the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area

  • Cricket Frogs and Gray Tree Frogs calling in July 2009 art Wetland B (Rush Run).
  • Spring is finally here! Spring Peepers frantically calling on March 17, 2010 at Wetland 4 (Vollmer Pond).

    Photos Copyright Dr. R. Hays Cummins and Dr. Donna McCollum, Authorization required. For permission, contact haysc@muohio.edu


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