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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…


Tax Donations Fund Preservation of Ohio’s State Nature Preserves

Posted on 1/21/2016 by State Nature Preserves

John Muir wrote in his 1912 work The Yosemite, "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike." I regard Ohio's dedicated nature preserves as filling the role of the very places to which Muir refers. And it is my great pleasure to be, along with you, a steward of these special places.

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Ohio Invasive Plants Council Research Conference

Posted on 1/19/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Preventing, Understanding, and Combating Plant Invasions
February 11, 2016
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center – Columbus, Ohio

Hosted by the Ohio Invasive Plants Council, this conference brings together researchers, students, conservation practitioners, and land owners.

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