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Spring Wildflower Season Stalls as Winter Returns to Ohio

Virginia Bluebells
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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1st Annual Winter Hike at Boch Hollow on Saturday, January 14

Posted on 1/5/2017 by State Nature Preserves
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of invigorating winter hiking along the new trail at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

Boch Hollow


Many of the preserve’s water and rock features are now visible from the trail and frequently form ice at this time of year, creating beautiful winter views for visitors. The moderate to difficult 4-mile hike will take hikers across the preserve’s valleys and ridges and will last about three hours.

Boch Hollow


Participants should meet at the preserve office, which is located at 7211 Bremen Road in Logan. Hikers should dress in layers for local weather conditions and wear sturdy shoes. After the hike, participants will be served hot chocolate.

Boch Hollow


To learn more, visit http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/bochhollow.