Myeerah Nature Preserve
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About Myeerah Nature Preserve
The Myeerah Nature Preserve is 450 acres and is maintained by the Bellefontaine Joint Recreation District. Myeerah is open from dawn to dusk for patrons to explore.
From Myeerah Nature Preserve webpage
Myeerah Nature Preserve is a unique patchwork of woodlands in west-central Ohio. It includes rolling hills with managed meadows, second growth-mature woodlots, dissected deep ravines lined by slate rock creeks, a 10-acre pond, and a half-acre pond.
April 8, 2014 Press release
A former Girl Scout camp in the City of Bellefontaine has been permanently conserved as a new public park. For more than fifty years Camp Myeerah had been a popular overnight camping destination.
In 2012, The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Board of Directors commissioned a study to guide long-term planning. The study recommended that the Girl Scouts investigate options to sell Camp Myeerah and focus on options that allowed continued usage by Girl Scouts. Working with the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society, The Trust for Public Land, and the City of Bellefontaine, the Girl Scouts were able to sell and conserve the 449-acre camp as a public recreation destination last month.
From Camp Myeerah, Former Girl Scout Camp, Protected as New Public Park
About Camp Myeerah Important Bird Area
Camp Myeerah is a unique patchwork of woodlands in west-central Ohio. It includes rolling hills with managed meadows, second growth-mature woodlots, dissected deep ravines lined by slate rock creeks, a 10-acre pond, and a half-acre pond.
The variety of habitats with a large section maintained in meadows makes this area a choice for breeding territories of Henslow’s Sparrow, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Louisiana Waterthrush (unusual – OBBA I), Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pileated Woodpecker, Grasshopper Sparrow and Scarlet Tanager. Potential for Loggerhead Shrike.
From Camp Myeerah Important Bird Area webpage