Outdoor Teaching Areas

Research Ponds
Research Ponds

There are four research ponds at the farm, which include Insect pond, Squire pond, Doc's pond and Upper pond. Designed in 1959 by Dr. Charles Davis for research purposes, they have been used for extensive studies in energy and nutrients flow, fish behavior, and more. The ponds contain a large population of blue gill and large mouth bass.

Interpretive Trail
Interpretive Trail

The two-mile interpretive trail leads visitors past buckthorn, hedgerows, open fields and glacial rocks. It was designed in 1982 to show the wildlife habitat, vegetation, and geological formations of northeastern Ohio. It contains 32 marked stations that also include a pedestrian bridge, cucumber trees, grape vines, and more.

Open Field Weather Station
Weather Stations

Two weather stations at the farm have been upgraded as part of an effort to install a high-resolution environmental monitoring network at the farm. Weather information can be obtained online from two extreme habitats to monitor solar radiation, temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed, and more.