There are places on campus that are hidden treasures, places you don't stumble upon unless you know where to look.
One such place is the Union Bay Natural Area (UBNA). While 74 acres of wildlife area might not be that easy to hide, its somewhat-secluded location across from the IMA sports fields makes it a place many students never visit.
Those who know it find it a wonderful area for walking and bird-watching, but few are familiar with its history. The UBNA literally rose from the lake and was used as a garbage dump for almost 50 years before it was turned into a public wildlife area with a great variety of plants and animals.