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March 2015 Natural Areas & Preserves eNewsletter

We invite you to visit your State Nature Preserves. Hiking, bird watching and wildlife photography are but a few of the activities you can enjoy at your nearby State Nature Preserve.

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Christmas Rocks - A Journey Along the Trails

Christmas Rocks SNP - Photo Credit Judd Clover

Ask local Fairfield county residents about Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve, and they will probably mention the massive sandstone overlook, Jacob’s Ladder. A trek beyond the views at the overlook promises to be a memorable experience. Let’s take a journey along the trails.

A Look Back at the Best Plant Discoveries of 2013 and 2014

Eupatorium pilosum by Brian Riley

Every year, Ohio botanists make exciting plant discoveries – and 2013 proved to be one of the best years in recent history.

Bidding Farewell to Veteran Preserve Manager - Martin McAllister

Martin McAllister

There’s no doubt that Ohio’s State Nature Preserves harbor diverse, unique habitats and landscapes. Equally diverse and unique is the wealth of field staff talent that has graced the division’s offices over the years.

2015 Ohio Botanical Symposium - See You There!

Dr. Robbin Moran

The 13th Annual Ohio Botanical Symposium promises to be the biggest and best ever. Mark your calendars for Friday, March 27, 2015, and plan to join us in north Columbus at Villa Milano for a day of inspirational and fun presentations, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to purchase native plants, books and other unique nature related items.