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Sheldon Marsh Roving Naturalist Guide Series

Posted on 6/3/2015 by State Nature Preserves

Starting in May, and continuing throughout the summer, on the first and third Sunday of each month, a preserve naturalist will be on-site at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve from 9 a.m. – noon to answer questions and help identify the rare plants and animals found at this 500-acre preserve.

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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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