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Owens Fen State Nature Preserve

Preserving 19 acres in Logan County

Owens Fen State Nature Preserve is a small, high-quality prairie fen community that supports shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa), queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra), Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii), spiked blazing star (Liatris spicata), and state-listed plants such as white wand-lily (Zigadenus elegans). The preserve is dedicated in honor of David B. Owens, a naturalist and former volunteer for the Division. His generous gift enabled the purchase of critical portions of this preserve, formerly known at Liberty Fen.

Local Directions

Liberty Township, Logan County. Due to the fragility of the small fen community and lack of visitor facilities, this preserve requires an access permit from the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Special Features

  • High-quality prairie fen community

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