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Ohioans to See Spectacular Spring Wildflowers

Posted on 3/2/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers as this year’s milder winter will allow for some early bloomers. This year’s season will begin in early March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually move northward as the season comes to an end in early May...

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Protecting Northwest Ohio's Unique Wetlands

Posted on 2/8/2016 by State Nature Preserves

In northwest Ohio, donations help preserve one of the rarest and most significant natural areas in the Midwest—the Oak Openings Region, which is a 130-square-mile region featuring a landscape of wet prairies, oak savannas and sand barrens that developed on sand and clay deposited by glacial Lake Warren, the ancient predecessor of present day Lake Erie.

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Protecting Southwest Ohio’s Beautiful Prairies

Posted on 2/8/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Prairies conjure up visions of vast grasslands stretching across the horizon, yet in southwest Ohio, there are pockets of rare, prairie openings among the woodlands. These unique prairies are home to some of Ohio’s most rare species and are among the “crown jewels” of Ohio’s habitats according to nature lovers, wildflower enthusiasts as well as bird and butterfly watchers.

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