Earlham Nature Reserve System
Earlham College boasts a vast network of nature reserves that promote research, sustainability and recreation. Have you explored the more than 400 acres of natural areas owned by Earlham? It’s time to plan your next visit and see what nature you can discover!
The Earlham Nature Reserve System (ENRS) is made up of natural areas of the College’s back campus and other areas owned by the College across Wayne County. These properties include ponds, creeks, rivers, prairies, forests and recreational trails. Not only are they wonderful places for a hike, but also for biological study by our professors and students.
Nature Reserve System logo
Anna Mullin ’20 won a College-wide logo design competition for ENRS. Her drawing incorporates aspects of all the environments founds in the properties—from prairies to forests to creeks and ponds.
Explore the properties
ENRS in the news
Earlham College made a splash in the headlines when we announced our Nature Reserve System. Read about the opening of ENRS and all the benefits this new system brings to both the Earlham and Richmond communities.
Prohibited activities: hunting, fishing, foraging, camping, fires, or disturbance of natural objects.