07/26/2017
George Ironstack
Each spring, students and staff from the Myaamia Center and students and staff from the Western Program tap ten Sugar maple trees in Peabody Woods.
07/26/2017
Wendy P. Tori
The goal of my project is to characterize the feathers used by Tree Swallows (and potentially Eastern Bluebirds) and examine the effects those feathers have on bird reproduction.
07/26/2017
Elle Reece
White-tailed deer are the largest herbivores in the Eastern Deciduous forests with the biggest impact on the forest vegetation. Plants that deer prefer to eat can be negatively impacted by over consumption.
07/26/2017
Adam Parlin
Turtles are ectothermic animals, meaning that the environmental conditions influence their body temperature. The goal of this study is to compare two methods of body temperature regulation: thermoconformity and thermoregulation
07/26/2017
Michael Minnick
Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) is an invasive shrub of the eastern United States and found in great densities throughout the Miami University Natural Areas.
06/29/2017
David Gorchov
gorchov-research-photos.jpgA major focus of my lab involves the interactions between invasive Amur honeysuckle shrubs and white-tailed deer, which are at much higher densities in the Natural Areas (and many parts of the U.S.) than they were before European-American settlement.
06/29/2017
Becca King
becca-king-woods.jpgMiami University Natural Areas employee Becca King led groups of volunteers to three honeysuckle-dominated areas, teaching students about invasive species and effective removal strategies.
01/18/2017
Bill Sparks
Bill Sparks, Assistant Director of the Rec Center's Outdoor Pursuit Center, is interviewed by Jim Reid, Field Manager of the Miami University Natural Areas.
07/21/2014
Dr. Mark R. Boardman
streams.jpg"Our health and the health of our streams are directly connected." All households have a connection to the stream. All the water we use goes to streams. (And rivers and oceans). The streams clean the water for us – and if we take care of them it is free. High quality life in our home depends upon having high quality streams for our water to go where it can be cleaned economically. Without them, we would have to pay for what nature will do for free.
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    Natural Areas

    Natural Areas

    The Miami University Natural Areas are located around the campus and while they comprise over 1000 acres with 17 miles of hiking trails, they are not easy to locate. The best way to find them is to view our downloadable map. In these Natural areas you can do many things: hike, jog, research, birdwatch, dog walk, explore, learn, discover, meditate or “just be”. Make this area an important part of your Miami experience. 

    Natural Areas
    Oxford, OH 45056
    513-524-2197
    reidje@MiamiOH.edu