A number of fall events will be available for nature lovers at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.
On Aug. 12, retired entomologist and Certified Volunteer Naturalist Jim Lemon will lead Cedar Bog’s Moth Night program at dusk. The preserve is host to a variety of insects because it is home to over 650 species of plants. According to the Ohio Floristic Quality Assessment Index, Cedar Bog has the highest plant diversity compared with any other site in the state.
In the event of rain on Friday, Aug. 12, Moth Night will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, at dusk. The admission is free for the Moth Night program.
At 10 a.m. on Sept. 10, Cedar Bog will host an “Aster, Goldenrods, Fall Flora & Their Pollinators” program with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Jim McCormac. A lifelong resident of Ohio, he has written and published several scientific papers and articles on plants and birds throughout his career with ODNR. In the course of botanizing, he’s discovered several new native species for Ohio, with several of those species discovered at Cedar Bog. McCormac was a founder and member of the Ohio Rare Plant Advisory Committee. In addition to studying plants, he is an avid birder and the inaugural president of the Ohio Ornithological Society, a statewide network of birders organized to promote education, conservation, research and interaction among people interested in birding. The admission fees for the Sept. 10 Second Saturday program are $10 for adults or $5 for Ohio History Connection, Cedar Bog Association members and children.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, Lemon will offer a Second Saturday program on Insects. The admission fees for the Oct. 8 program are $10 per person or $5 for Ohio History Connection, Cedar Bog Association members and children.
The annual “Boo in the Bog” will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15 from 6:30-9 p.m. The event features a non-scary night walk on the boardwalk with learning stations along the way. Children’s activities, face painting, storytelling and food will be provided. The cost for this annual event is $6 for adults, $5 for children 6 and over; children 5 and under are admitted free. Cedar Bog and Ohio History Connection members receive a $1 discount. Calling in advance to 937-484-3744 to reserve a tour spot is recommended.
The Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is located at 980 Woodburn Road, four miles south of Urbana off U.S. Route 68. For more information on events at Cedar Bog, call 937-484-3744 or email [email protected]
Submitted by Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.