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Explore Cedar Bog, 4/7/12

2012/03/24

Saturday, April 7, 2012 – Cedar Bog Field Trip. Leave from old Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 a.m.; arrive at Cedar Bog around 9:00 a.m. Bring a lunch. Our guided tour and program will begin at 10:00 a.m., when the Education Center opens. Our guide will be Eric Doerzbacher, director and naturalist. We expect to arrive back in Oxford late afternoon. Cost: Admission is $6 for adults / $5 for Golden Buckeyes. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, managed by the Ohio Historical Society, is the largest and best example of a boreal and prairie fen complex in Ohio. It has many rare plants and animals, as well as excellent orchid, prairie, and woodland wildflower displays. An almost mile long boardwalk guides the visitor through this preserve of Ohio’s recent to Ice Age past. Mastodons probably fed here, and all of the Indian cultures of Ohio lived around here. The Cedar Bog Visitor Center opened in April 2009. The building includes exhibits that are a prelude to walk in the fen, a classroom, restrooms and a gift shop.

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