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Field Trip on March 13 – Caesar Creek State Park

2016/03/06

Field Trip, Sunday, March 13, 2016: Caesar Creek State Park
Caesar Creek State Park is highlighted by clear blue waters, scattered woodlands, meadows and steep ravines. The 3,741-acre park sits astride the crest of the Cincinnati Arch, a crest in bedrock layers caused by an ancient upheaval. Younger rocks lie both east and west of this crest, where some of the oldest rocks in Ohio are exposed. The park’s excellent fossil finds give testimony to the life of this long vanished body of water. The forests of the area are comprised of over 65 species of plants. A northern flood plain forest is found in the valley, while mixed associations of oak-hickory and beech-maple woodlands clothe the ridges and hillsides. A map of the Park can be found at http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/Portals/parks/PDFs/parks/Maps/Caesar_Creek/caesarcreekparkmap.pdf. We’ll check out the lake for waterfowl, gulls and waders; and the adjoining wooded and grassy areas for raptors and passerines. Expert naturalist Sam Fitton will lead this outing, which will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the TJ Maxx parking lot (on Locust Street across from McDonald’s) and return to Oxford in the afternoon. Pack a lunch and bring binoculars if possible.

 

For instructions on meeting a trip at the trip site, or information on last-minute changes, consult the site or send an e-mail to the trip coordinator at jmichael@amvohio.org.

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