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2017 Spring Wildflower Season Has Begun

Skunk Cabbage
It’s difficult to believe our Ohio wildflower season has begun for 2017! Skunk cabbage, our earliest bloomer, was open and receptive to pollinators in late January. Volunteers spotted our second bloomer, harbinger-of-spring, in Highland County on February 11! We typically see this species blooming in late February and early March.


Discover Springtime Beauty at Goll Woods State Nature Preserve

Posted on 4/15/2014 by State Nature Preserves

Interpretive walk to focus on native spring wildflowers

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.

During the few weeks of early spring, woodland wildflowers must emerge, produce flowers and set seed, all before they become shaded out by the forest’s dense summer canopy. There are more than 40 species of ephemeral spring wildflowers growing at Goll Woods.

Located in Fulton County 1.5 miles north of Archbold, then 3 miles west on Township Road F, and .25 mile south on Township Road 26 to the parking lot. From Archbold in Fulton County, go north on State Route 66 for 1.5 miles to Township Road F, go west for 3 miles to the junction with Township Road 26, go south about .25 mile to the preserve parking lot located on the east side of the road.