The Ohio State University at Lima

Ohio State Lima prairie restoration takes next step with dedication of educational sign

June 14, 2018

The Ohio State University at Lima will hold a dedication ceremony for the educational sign describing the prairie restoration project at the university at 3 p.m., Thurs., June 21, 2018, at the prairie site at the corner of Mumaugh and Reservoir roads.

Ohio State Lima is restoring 19 acres of tall grass prairie habitat over multiple years to be part of the Tecumseh Natural Area. More than 100 species of native prairie plants were sown in June 2017. Among other benefits, the prairie plants will help monarch butterflies and other insects.

The new sign describes the restoration process and identifies important prairie plants and animals. Funding for the sign came from the Ellen and Jim Wright Memorial Fund, which is administered by the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society.

In addition to the prairie, Ohio State Lima’s 565-acre footprint includes the academic campus, farmland, an old growth oak-hickory forest, three ponds, and riparian areas.

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