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'Condo' Shelters Bats At Oak Openings
'Condo' Shelters Bats At Oak Openings
 

In 2013, a large “bat condo” was built at Oak Openings Preserve, with supplies funded by Metroparks Members. The ... (more)

 
Human Land Uses And The Impact On Plant Species Diversity
Human Land Uses And The Impact On Plant Species Diversity
 

Human land uses have a strong influence on landscape level patterns of plant species diversity, especially for exotic species, a recent study ... (more)

 
Deer Management Progarm
Deer Management Progarm
 
 
Prairies Being Restored At Wildwood Preserve
Prairies Being Restored At Wildwood Preserve
 

(Photo: Restored prairie at Oak Openings Preserve. Photo by Art Weber.)

Work To Begin With Winter ... (more)

 
The Oak Openings Then And Now
The Oak Openings Then And Now
 

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)

 
Oak Openings Tornado Recovery Plan
Oak Openings Tornado Recovery Plan
 

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)

 
Trees Planted In Oak Openings Floodplain
Trees Planted In Oak Openings Floodplain
 

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)

 
Landsat Data Used To Assess Native Landscape
Landsat Data Used To Assess Native Landscape
 

Assessing an Imperiled Oak Savanna Landscape
in Northwestern Ohio using Landsat ... (more)

 
Butterfly Monitoring In The Metroparks
Butterfly Monitoring In The Metroparks
 

Butterfly monitoring in the Metroparks is facilitated in association with a long-term, (20 year) statewide study sponsored by Ohio Division of ... (more)

 
Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring And Research
Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring And Research
 

In collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (Kathleen Knight)

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), ... (more)

 
Emerald Ash Borer Slide Show
Emerald Ash Borer Slide Show
 

View a slideshow about emerald ash border, an invasive beetle responsible for the loss of millions of ash trees.

 
Researcher Provides Important data For Climate Change Study
Researcher Provides Important data For Climate Change Study
 

Some of the data for a research study recently published in the journal Nature were collected from a tower at Oak Openings Preserve. ... (more)

 
Cleaning Up After The Emerald Ash Borer
Cleaning Up After The Emerald Ash Borer
 

 

Metroparks is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to clean up after the devastating infestation of an invasive insect called ... (more)

 
Oak Openings Raptor Spotters Have Eyes For Blobs
Oak Openings Raptor Spotters Have Eyes For Blobs
 

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)

 
Get Ecocentric With Us
Get Ecocentric With Us
 

Eco - relating to ecological or environmental terms.
Centric - pertaining to or situated at the ... (more)

 
Endangered In The Oak Openings
Endangered In The Oak Openings 
 

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)

 
 
 
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