The Bayles Road property is located about 3 miles north of Bloomington. The site is approximately 33 acres in size and historically was used for research in corn genetics by IU Biology professors Marcus Rhoades, Drew Schwartz, and others. The property is mostly agricultural land and open fields, but there are also smaller areas of forest, wetlands, and aquatic habitats. Presently the property is used for a wide variety of research and teaching topics relating to plants, atmospheric emissions, bird behavior, and host-associated microbes in insects. The open fields have an irrigation system, but there is no power or buildings (except for a very small storage shed) at the site.