Join Cedar Bog Volunteer Naturalist Jean Gayley as she discusses the “Wildflowers of Cedar Bog...
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Cedar Bog is a perfect place to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. You’ll discover an incredibly diverse ecosystem of plants and animals interacting in this unique wetland environment. It’s one of Ohio’s most interesting and beautiful landscapes. And you can wind your way along the boardwalk through the bog to experience it up close.
By visiting Cedar Bog, you’re helping to preserve nature by developing your own appreciation for it. For many, Cedar Bog opens their eyes to the fascinating intricacy of the natural world and sparks a desire to learn more and conserve these kinds of places for our future. You’ll also learn about how the staff and volunteers help keep this preserve in its pristine state for all its inhabitants and for those who come to visit.
Whether you visit Cedar Bog as part of a guided tour or simply experience the journey on your own, you are bound to learn many new and interesting things. Cedar Bog features a wide variety of living creatures and vegetation that each have a story to tell. Bring your imagination and your sense of adventure and you’ll be amazed at what you will discover.
Cedar Bog isn’t just a place to visit and observe nature. It’s also a place where you can engage and play an active role in its preservation and interpretation. You may wish to serve as a volunteer, where you can help maintain the preserve and share your knowledge with others. Or, you may like to donate funds to help support the work of the team. There’s a place for you at Cedar Bog.
More than forty endangered, threatened, and rare plants and animals can be found at Cedar Bog.
Cedar Bog is a protected area of about 450 acres of land which remains from the original area of approximately 7,000 acres.
Cedar Bog is, in actuality, a “fen” and not a bog. A fen is a wetland area that drains water, whereas a bog retains water.
Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve is a fen left behind by the retreating glaciers of the Wisconsin glaciation about 12,000-18,000 years ago.