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Todd Crail, a lecturer of Environmental Sciences for the University of Toledo, photographs wild blue lupine and white lupine along the University Trails bike and walk path near the Southview Savanna.

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Erika Buri, conservation manager for Olander Park, says fire is not used to clear the undergrowth in the seven-acre Southview Savanna because of neighboring housing developments and Southview High School. Listeners include, at right, Jan Dixon of Holland, a butterfly monitor at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve.

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Todd Crail, a lecturer of Environmental Sciences for the University of Toledo, discusses the problems associated with leaf litter, or a leaf build-up on the soil, for the seven acre Southview Savanna.

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A lecturer of Environmental Sciences for the University of Toledo, Todd Crail shows garlic mustard, an aggressive, invasive plant in the Oak Openings area.

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A lecturer of Environmental Sciences for the University of Toledo, Todd Crail shows garlic mustard, an aggressive, invasive plant in the Oak Openings area.

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Cinda Stutzman of Bowling Green, carries her daughter Olivia, 6, amidst a host of Blue Lupine. Wild blue lupine is a potentially threatened species in Ohio, and is the lone host plant for a butterfly called the Karner Blue.

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Erika Buri, Olander Park conservation manager, discusses the Oak Openings area in Ohio and Michigan before the hike begins.

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Erika Buri, Olander Park conservation manager, discusses the Oak Openings area in Ohio and Michigan before the hike begins.

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Jan Dixon of Holland, left, and Angie Cole of Sylvania, both butterfly monitors at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, along with Todd Crail, look at some Goat's-Rue that is slowly returning to the savanna. "It's [the goat's-rue] really loving the [savanna] management," says Crail.

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Toni Andrews of Sylvania, left, is shown an aerial photo of the area from the 1940s and the 1950s by Erika Buri. Behind them is the football field of Southview High School.

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