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Spring Wildflower Season Slows as Colder Temperatures Return to Ohio

White trout lily
Thanks to the warm up in late February, a number of spring wildflowers have made their presence known. It was looking like spring may come fast, but thanks to the cool down, we can catch our breath. Take a deep breath…


Protecting Southwest Ohio’s Beautiful Prairies

Posted on 2/8/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Prairies conjure up visions of vast grasslands stretching across the horizon, yet in southwest Ohio, there are pockets of rare, prairie openings among the woodlands. These unique prairies are home to some of Ohio’s most rare species and are among the “crown jewels” of Ohio’s habitats according to nature lovers, wildflower enthusiasts as well as bird and butterfly watchers.

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Protecting Northeast Ohio’s Unique Wetlands

Posted on 2/1/2016 by State Nature Preserves

In northeast Ohio, donations help preserve Ohio’s remaining bogs and fens, which are rare and unique wetlands. The Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, located outside of Kent in Portage County, is an excellent example of how tax refund donations can benefit Ohio’s natural areas.

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