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Spring Wildflower Season Stalls as Winter Returns to Ohio

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With temperatures dipping down into the teens across the state and significant amounts of snow falling in the northeast, this week saw the spring wildflower season come to a halt. Fortunately, our native spring bloomers are readily equipped to deal with these cold conditions.

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Wildflower Hike at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Posted on 4/28/2014 by State Nature Preserves

Spring provides a variety of pastel blooms in Ohio’s woodlands. Visitors are invited to join a family-friendly wildflower hike at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, the walk will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until noon.

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Discover Springtime Beauty at Goll Woods State Nature Preserve

Posted on 4/15/2014 by State Nature Preserves

Discover the beauty of a northwestern Ohio forest in spring by joining a free wildflower walk on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 11 a.m. at Goll Woods State Nature Preserve in Fulton County. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, this walk will focus on native wildflowers such as large flowered trillium (Ohio’s wildflower), bloodroot, columbine, marsh marigold and a host of other colorful wildflowers.

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Visit the Nature Center at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

Posted on 4/9/2014 by State Nature Preserves

Would you like to learn more about Ohio’s natural history? Visit the Nature Center at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, which opens for the 2014 season Saturday April 5. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has converted a former office to an interactive nature center. Initially opened in 2012, the center hosted more than 7000 visitors in 2013, offering visitors a hands-on experience with the wonders of Ohio’s Natural Areas.

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