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 it is used for plant experiments (Clay Lab, Reynolds Lab, Bever Lab) and several courses. The open fields have an irrigation system, but there is no power or buildings (except for a very small storage shed) at the site.