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Bonnett Pond Bog Nature Preserve

Preserving 17 acres in Holmes County

Bonnett Pond Bog State Nature Preserve is a high-quality sphagnum kettle-hole bog. A floating sphagnum mat with bog plants such as large cranberry (Vaccinium oxycossos), poison sumac (Toxicodendron radicans), swamp loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus), little prickly sedge (Carex echinata), white beak-rush (Rhynchospora alba), highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), and glaucous sedge (Carex canescens) surround the dark acidic waters of the bog lake. There are a few large trees on the slopes surrounding the pond.

Local Directions

Located in Washington Township, Holmes County. Due to the lack of facilities and sensitive species present in the small bog, access is by permit only from the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Special Features

  • High quality sphagnum kettle-hole bog


  • None present

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