Cedar Bog

Version 3.0:
June, 2011
Updated: December 7, 2011

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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Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

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Jaworski Spring Bloomers Walk

Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1 - 3 pm

Join Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Volunteer Naturalist and Board President, Jill Michael find our early spring bloomers.

Earth Day Art Show and Bike Tour

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Earth Day Bike Tour will start between 7:30 - 9:00 am. $10/person and $25/family before April 19,2014.

For more information on the 2014 Bike Tour, click here.

The Earth Day Art Show will be from 10 am - 5 pm with FREE naturalist led tours on the hour from 10 am - 2 pm

Nature Photography Workshop

May 10, 2014 10 am - 3 pm

Join Tim Daniel, an Ohio Division of Wildlife professional photographer for the past 16 years as he provides tips on nature photography.

Admission fees are $25 per person and $20 for OHS and CBA members.

Bird Walk with Steve Moeckel

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8 am

Join Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Volunteer Naturalist Steve Moeckel as he takes a quiet walk through the preserve to find our singing treasures.

Admission fees are $5 adults, $4 children (6-12) and for OHS and CBA members.

Orchid Walk

Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 1 - 3 pm.

Join Cedar Bog Nature Preserve Volunteer Naturalist as they discover the largest population of Showy Lady Slipper Orchids in the state of Ohio.

Admission fees are $5 per person, $4 OHS and CBA members and children (6-12).

Please notify us of broken links at this email address . Thank you.

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!

Cedar Bog Events Calendar 2014

Hours and Admission

Education Center Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Building closed on major holidays

Cedar Bog Boardwalk is open Sunday-Saturday, dawn to dusk. Boardwalk closed during deer gun season for your safety.

If the Education Center is closed, please leave your admission money in the little blue box at the start of the boardwalk.
Admission rates are: $5.00 per adult; $4.00 per student.

Cedar Bog Association members and Ohio Historical Society members FREE.

Group tours of 10 people or more by appointment.

Cedar Bog Address and Contact information:
980 Woodburn Road
Urbana, OH 43078-9417
Phone Number: 937-484-3744 email: Cedarbog@ctcn.net

Book a tour


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.

Friends of 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 donation!

Thank you!

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.

Bog Store

Catrow Prints

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 retired from his daily assignment at the Springfield News-Sun, but is still working with them on some projects - including this one. The prints and posters were printed 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.

Flower Watchers

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2004 Site designed by Amy Brown

Cedar Bog Address and Contact information:
980 Woodburn Road
Urbana, OH 43078-9417
Phone Number: 937-484-3744 email: Cedarbog@ctcn.net