Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is an Ohio Historical
Society site managed by the Cedar Bog Association, a nonprofit organization that
serves the public in preserving and interpreting the natural history, geology and
history of Cedar Bog.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 through Friday, January 31, 2014
The Education Center will be closed for the season. We will be open by appointment only by contacting Site Manager. The boardwalk will still be open. The boardwalk is slippery when wet, so please proceed with caution if you decide to visit.
Birding from the Trenches: A Birder's Deployment to Iraq
February 8, 2014 at 10 am
Randel Rogers will discuss birds and wildlife in Iraq and the impact of the war on Iraq's environment
Admission fees are $10 adults and $5 for OHS and CBA members.
Great Backyard Bird Count Event
February 14-15, 2014
Saturday, February 15 Events entail a guided walk at 9 am led by Steve Moeckel and family activities during the day from 10 am until 4 pm. Cedar Bog will be offering valentine cookies, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee to anyone who participates.
Admission fees are $5 adults, $4 children (6-12) and free for OHS and CBA members. There is no charge for any of the activites or the guided hike other than the regular admission fee.
Skunk Cabbage Walk
February 23, 2014 at 1 pm
Join Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Volunteer Naturalist Cheryl Erwin as she discovers the first signs of spring with a hike to view skunk cabbage.
Admission fees are $5 adults, $4 children (6-12) and for OHS and CBA members.
Going Green With Your Home
March 8, 2014 at 10 am
Would you like to reduce your energy bills? Cedar Bog Site Manager Tracy Bleim will present ideas for energy efficiency and sustainability in your home.
Admission fees are $10 per person, $5 OHS and CBA members. Participants will carpool to nearby examples.
2014 Cedar Bog Second Saturdays Calendar
Remember, the lecture series is open to everyone, not just our volunteers! The Basic Naturalist Training is an option open to all who attend our lectures and are interested in using their new knowledge at Cedar Bog. We can always use more volunteers no matter how much time, a little or a lot, that you can afford to spend here!
Studying nature, eco-systems, geology, natural history? Our programs and tours can enhance your lessons.
Visitation Forms for Teachers
To set up a class visit to Cedar Bog, Click on the link below, download and complete the form and email it to us.
Want a Bog visit but can't come to the Bog? Let us bring the Bog
to you. We now offer classroom visits. Click on the Classroom visit
button, download and complete the form and email it to us.
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
Will you help us?
Cedar Bog is a unique treasure and we are working hard to make sure that it
remains protected and secure. The FRIENDS of Cedar Bog
Nature Preserve is a group working hard to meet that goal by building
an endowment fund for just this purpose.
To provide a secure donation through Paypal click the Donate button below.
The donation is tax deductible. You will receive an invoice from Paypal to
confirm the transaction and for you to use for your tax purposes.
If you would like more information contact
us and we can discuss
your becoming a Friend of the Bog! We will be glad to talk with you about your
70 years of Cedar Bog
2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.
It is also the 30th anniversary of the Cedar Bog Association Join us for events
marking these wonderful occasions this year.
We are looking for volunteers to staff the Education Center on days that we are open. Days are divided into morning and afternoon
shifts, but if you would like to be there all day you are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to help out.
Also if you aren't a member and would like to join the association or volunteer contact
us, we are always looking for help.
An amazingly creative watercolor and ink drawing of Cedar Bog by
nationally syndicated cartoonist David Catrow is available at Cedar Bog
Nature Preserve and at all Cedar Bog Association events.
Catrow is also an award-winning children's book illustrator. He recently
from his daily assignment at the Springfield News-Sun, but is still
them on some projects - including this one. The prints and posters were
for the Cedar Bog Association by the Springfield News-Sun.
If you would like to order the signed print or the poster by mail, you may
email us or order by mail. The Cedar Bog
Association, P. O. Box 510, Urbana OH 43078
A specially signed art print of this image can be yours for a donation of
$50 to the Cedar Bog Association. Check or Money Order.
An unsigned poster is also available for a $20 donation.
Bird Watchers Check out the bird
section of the Cedar Bog Field Guide Animal Encyclopedia. We give
great thanks to Ron Austing for sharing his bird photos with us for the bird section of the Animal Encylopedia.
He is a wonderful and talented wildlife photographer. Visit his web site at
RonAusting.com to see his photos. You can order prints from his web site.
All his photos are copyrighted and reproduced with his permission.
Anyone interested in having a copy of the minutes of the Cedar Bog Association
board meetings may request them.
Rent the Education Center
Need a large place for your next big meeting or family gathering? The
Education Center at Cedar Bog is available for rent. The class room
is ideal for informal meals or large meetings. We have telephone as well
as both regular and wireless internet available to those who may
require connections. Our ceiling mounted projector is laptop compatible
for giving presentations. Click here for a brochure.