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Glacial Influence Explored at Stage’s Pond State Nature Preserve on June 13

Posted on 6/5/2015 by State Nature Preserves

Free hike begins at 10 AM; first of three local glacial programs

Explore local landscapes shaped by Ohio’s glacial past at Stage’s Pond State Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, a free naturalist-led hike will introduce visitors to various landscapes on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Stage’s Pond is an example of a distinctive glacial feature, a kettle lake. Visitors will learn more about the unique landscape as well as how glaciers impacted soils, topography and native plant life at the preserve.

Participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes for the 2 mile hike. Children are welcome, but please remember pets are not allowed in state nature preserves. The hike will begin at the large parking lot in front of the preserve office. For more information, please call (740) 380-8918 or email Jim Osborn.

This program is one of three being presented in the area this summer. The next glacial hike will be held at Shallenberger State Nature Preserve, located in Lancaster, on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Stage’s Pond is located in Pickaway County, 5 miles north of Circleville on U.S. Route 23. Proceed 1.5 miles east on Hagerty Road to the preserve parking lot. For more information on the preserve, please visit the Website.