Cedar Bog is the largest and best calcareous bog or fen in Ohio. It was left behind by the retreating glaciers of the Wisconsin glaciation about 12,000-18,000 years ago. A protected area of 457 acres remain from the original area of approximately 7,000 acres. One of the most characteristic plants of this preserve is white cedar or arbor-vitae. Significant boreal, as well as prairie and coastal plain species, occur here. Some of the more unusual plants include small yellow and show lady's-slipper orchids, smaller fringed gentian, swamp birch, shrubby cinquefoil, prairie valerian, Riddell's goldenrod and queen-of-the-prairie. Location: Located in Champaign County, 4 miles south of Urbana on U.S. Rte 68, then west on Woodburn Rd for 1 mile to signed entrance and parking lot. The preserve is managed by the Ohio Historical Society. Hours may vary seasonally. To learn more, call 1-800-860-0147.
Information to Visit - http://www.ohiohistory.org/museums-and-historic-sites/museum--historic-s...
Cedar Bog Association: http://www.cedarbognp.org/
Cedar Bog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Bog-Nature-Preserve/137931999606058
Cedar Bog Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Bog
Nature's Corner - A Visit to Cedar Bog by Erin Shaw and Jim Lemon