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In 2013, a large “bat condo” was built at Oak Openings Preserve, with supplies funded by Metroparks Members. The ... (more)
Human land uses have a strong influence on landscape level patterns of plant species diversity, especially for exotic species, a recent study ... (more)
(Photo: Restored prairie at Oak Openings Preserve. Photo by Art Weber.)
Work To Begin With Winter ... (more)
The sandy region of western Lucas County known as the Oak Openings looks very different today than it did in the 1800s. Much of Metroparks land ... (more)
Photo: "Slash and stumps" were removed in the latest round of work to clean up after the tornado.
The Oak Openings is a rare and ... (more)
Oak Openings has lost thousands of trees in recent years because of the emerald ash borer, a June 2010 tornado and the natural deaths of aging ... (more)
Assessing an Imperiled Oak Savanna Landscapein Northwestern Ohio using Landsat ... (more)
Butterfly monitoring in the Metroparks is facilitated in association with a long-term, (20 year) statewide study sponsored by Ohio Division of ... (more)
In collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (Kathleen Knight)
Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), ... (more)
View a slideshow about emerald ash border, an invasive beetle responsible for the loss of millions of ash trees.
Some of the data for a research study recently published in the journal Nature were collected from a tower at Oak Openings Preserve. ... (more)
Metroparks is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to clean up after the devastating infestation of an invasive insect called ... (more)
March 29, 2010 - Seeing any one of the big birds would have made the morning memorable. But seeing five different species of raptors is a ... (more)
Eco - relating to ecological or environmental terms. Centric - pertaining to or situated at the ... (more)
This segment from the University of Toledo/WGTE program Plugged In (June 2009) talks about what it means to be "endangered" and how one local ... (more)