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Wildflower Season is coming to a Close

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With the sudden rise in temperatures and mostly dry conditions in the last ten days, the spring wildflower season sped up and it won’t be long for the season to be over throughout Ohio...

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Habitat Protection for Eastern Massasaugas

Posted on 5/27/2015 by State Nature Preserves

While the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves is best known for its native plant expertise, the statewide nature preserve system also provides habitat for rare wildlife species. During a visit to one of our northeast Ohio preserves, manager Adam Wohlever had the opportunity to see the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus), one of Ohio’s rarest reptiles.

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Ohio Wildflower Bloom Report - May 15, 2015

Posted on 5/15/2015 by State Nature Preserves

We’ve had an absolutely fantastic spring wildflower season across Ohio. While the height of the season has passed, there are still many wildflowers to see across the state throughout May. Here are a few things to seek out around the state this weekend.

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