The Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is preparing for fall activities that include an insect lesson, Boo in the Bog and an owl prowl.
Jim Lemon, retired entomologist and avid certified volunteer naturalist, will lead Cedar Bog Nature Preserve’s Second Saturday program at 10 a.m. on Oct. 8. The subject is Insects of Cedar Bog.
Cedar Bog is host to a wide 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 of any site in the state. Roughly one third of all of Ohio’s plants can be found at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.
The admission fees for the Oct. 8 program are $10 per person or $5 for Ohio History Connection, Cedar Bog Association members and children.
Boo in the Bog
Cedar Bog is also gearing up for its annual Boo in the Bog family event.
This non-scary event will be held 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. Visiting the Bog at night is considered a rare treat filled with learning stations, a caricaturist, activities, storytelling, face painting, food and fun for the whole family. Learn about the smallest dragonfly in North America — the Elfin Skimmer, as well as the Bog’s butterflies, snakes, frogs and Bald Eagles.
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. Call 937-484-3744 or email [email protected] to reserve a tour spot. Reservations are highly recommended.
The 2016 season ends with an Owl Prowl program at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Join Bob Glotzhober on a night hike through Cedar Bog in search of owls. The cost is $10 per person. Cedar Bog and Ohio History Connection members receive a $5 discount.
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] Also find the Bog on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cedarbog and at www.cedarbognp.org.
Submitted by the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.