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2017 Spring Wildflower Season Has Begun

Skunk Cabbage
It’s difficult to believe our Ohio wildflower season has begun for 2017! Skunk cabbage, our earliest bloomer, was open and receptive to pollinators in late January. Volunteers spotted our second bloomer, harbinger-of-spring, in Highland County on February 11! We typically see this species blooming in late February and early March.

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Visit the Prairie at the Ohio State Fair

Posted on 7/22/2016 by State Nature Preserves

A visit to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus is a long standing tradition for many Ohioans. It involves rides, food, games, concerts, farm animals, and scads of vendors. But our favorite spot at the Fair? The Ohio Department Natural Resources Park!

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ODNR Offers More Summer Hikes in July

Posted on 7/8/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Everything is green and insects and wildlife are bustling during summer. Visit a State Nature Preserve to witness the activity.

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Ohio State Nature Preserves Highlighted During June Hikes

Posted on 6/2/2016 by State Nature Preserves

ODNR is offering several hikes in June to highlight Ohio’s amazing trail system and to celebrate National Trails Day.

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