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Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve






Cedar Bog is the largest and best calcareous bog or fen in Ohio. One of the most characteristic plants of this preserve is white cedar or arbor-vitae. Significant boreal, as well as prairie and coastal plain species, occur here.

Some of the more unusual plants include small yellow and show lady's-slipper orchids, smaller fringed gentian, swamp birch, shrubby cinquefoil, prairie valerian, Riddell's goldenrod and queen-of-the-prairie.

Special Features

  • Boreal and prairie fen complex
  • many rare plants and animals
  • excellent orchid and prairie wildflowers


Managing Agency

The preserve is managed by the Cedar Bog Association and managed by the Ohio Historical Society.

Address

980 Woodburn Rd.
Urbana, OH 43078

To learn more, call 1-800-860-0147.

Local Directions

Located in Champaign County, 4 miles south of Urbana on U.S. Rte 68, then west on Woodburn Rd for 1 mile to signed entrance and parking lot.

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