Hiram College

Field Station – 50th Anniversary Celebration

FALL COLOR TREK to celebrate the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station’s 50th Anniversary!

Join the fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Fall Color Trek at the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station, 11305 Wheeler Road, Garrettsville, Ohio. Shuttles will run from the Kennedy Center starting at 9:45 a.m.

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors as you trek along the Ruth E. Kennedy Memorial Nature Trail (students, in your high-tech Vasque hiking boots!), visit our interactive learning stations, and compose your very own nature journal. There’s so much to do!

  • Bird watching
  • Electrofishing demonstrations
  • Face painting and fairy house building
  • Grassland restoration information
  • Live animal displays and animals to touch
  • Nature artifacts
  • Snake boards
  • Tree identification
  • Wetland quality water testing demonstrations
  • And more!

Plus, live music with composer, lyricist, and naturalist Sam Sapp.

Station Location Activities
A Pavilion Check in: get a map/program
B Main Building View live animals, touch tables, nature displays
C Outside area near main building Visit the Monarch Waystation, Pollinator Penthouse, Phenology Garden
D Eye of the World Nature Photography instruction
E Observation Building (OB) Stop by the Smiley Blind and the OB pond

Sam Sapp- “Songs and Tails from the Woods”  11:00-12:00  

Roast marshmallows 12:00-1:00

F Main trail (yellow) from OB Build a fairy house
G Visit the snake boards
H Farm field Compose your own Nature Journal
I Apple Orchard Watch apple pressing and taste freshly pressed cider
J Stavenger Meadow Learn about native plantings in this grassland restoration project
K Mature Forest Learn about the old railroad line
L Silver Creek See how electrofishing works
M Silver Creek Junction Trail Bird watch at feeding stations and a bird blind
N Educational Wetlands Learn about and practice assessing water quality using ORAM (Ohio Rapid Assessment Method)
O Frohring Pavilion Paint a rock to take home or leave along the trail


Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, OCT. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Don’t miss this historic event!


Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, OCT. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


For more information please contact Jane O’Brien at obrienjs@hiram.edu or Jim Tolan at tolanje@hiram.edu.