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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 Trust in December, 2007. The total size is ~32 acres with ~11 acres of prairie and 5 wetlands, and 21 acres of woods. Funding and inspiration for the prairie restoration were provided by US Fish and Wildlife (thanks Sergio!) in Ohio, Miami Valley Pheasants Forever provided essential technical advice and assistance as well as funding, Cardo JFNew ecological consulting firm (thanks Joel & Danielle) provided funding and assistance, and yours truly! Pat Migliozzi, ODNR, graciously ID'd the trees (mistakes are my own).

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Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
    BIRDS on the EDGE
    SPRING 2013 FLOWERS-FROGS
    RESTORATION
        --Water Control Oct 2010
        --Plug Planting April 2009
        --Erosion Blankets spring 2008
        --Sedge Planting spring 2008
    PRAIRIE and WETLANDS
        --Early FALL-2013
        --Summer-2013
        --Spring-2013
        --Winter-2012-13
        --Fall-2012
        --More Summer-2012
        --Spring-Summer 2012
        --A February Potpourri 2012
        --Restoration Class Trip Feb 2012
        --Prairies January 2012
        --Prairies December 2011
        --Prairie Mid-April 2011
        --Restoration Class Trip Feb 2011
        --Post ice storm-feb-2011
        --February 1 ice storm 2011
        --January potpourri 2011
        --Bullfrog Removal Sep 2010
        --Late September 2010
        --Early September 2010
        --August Potpourri 2010
        --July Potpourri 2010
        --June Potpourri 2010
        --April Potpourri 2010
        --Snowstorm-Feb 6-2010
        --Prairie Walk Jan-2010
        --Prairie Walk Dec-2009
        --Prairie Walk Oct 7-10-2009
        --Prairie Walk Sep 13-2009
        --Prairie Walk Late-July 2009
        --Prairie Walk Mid-July 2009
        --Prairie Walk June 1 2009
        --Prairie Walk Late April 2009
        --Algae Removal April 2009
        --February 2009
        --Winter 2009
        --September 2008
        --August 2008
        --Prairie Walk July 2008
        --Ice Storm Feb 2008
    WOODS
        --Forest Survey Jan 2012
        --Woods December 2011
        --Woods April 25-2009
        --April 4 Walk 2009
        --Flowers, April 19 2009
        --March Walk 2009
        --Winter Tree Identification-2009
    TRAIL CAMERAS
        --Trail Cameras Oct-Nov 09
        --Trail Cameras Dec 2009
        --Trail Cameras Jan 2010
        --Trail Cameras Feb 2010
        --Trail Cameras March 2010
        --Trail Camera March April 2010
        --Trail Camera Aug-Oct 2010

Edge of the Farm Conservation Area Seasonal QUICKTIME Movies/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!

    August 2009 Audio and Videos

  • Mid-Aug 2009 UPDATE VIDEO!!! A mid-August 2009 walk across a portion the the Prairie and wetlands. The transformation has been nothing short of spectacular!!

    July 2009

  • Cricket Frogs and Gray Tree Frogs calling in July 2009 at Wetland B (Rush Run).
  • NEW!! Check out a mid-July (2009) UPDATE of the Prairie Development Edge of the Farm Conservation Area. Amazing progress over one year!

    April 2009

  • Algae has exploded on Wetlands 2 and 3. The farmer's fields adjacent to the preserve were recently fertilized and BOOM!! Here, we removed most of the algae from the wetlands. April, 2009
  • Flowers are blooming like crazy. Here are a few 'spring flower scenes' taken on April 19, 2009.

    January 2009

  • A QUICKTIME movie of a January 24, 2009 Walk on the Prairie and Wetlands.

    Extended Time Frame Movies (Birds, Foxes and Spring 2008-Jan 2009 images)

  • A QUICKTIME Slideshow of images taken over the last year (Spring 2008-Jan 2009) from the Edge of the Farm.
  • In the spring, 2007, we had a den of Red Foxes just across from McCummins Creek near McCoy Road. Wow!
  • A QUICKTIME slideshow of BIRDS that we have seen on the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area over the last several years.

    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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