Important Bird Areas

Camp Myeerah

Ohio

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.

Ornithological Summary

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.

Conservation Issues

Financial condition of the owners, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, will regularly force consideration of development projects of various types that may affect habitat. Large meadows are often mowed before birds have had a chance to breed, so maintenance of the meadows to increase breeding potential of grassland birds is warranted.
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society has held an Environmental Weekend attracting 50-90 participants around the first weekend in May since 1980. During the weekend, an inventory of flora and fauna is included.

Ownership

Owner: Appleseed Ridge Girl Scout Council, 1870 West Robb Avenue, Lima, OH 45805