Summer at Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve

July 26, 2014


Nature's Corner - Join ODNR Naturalist Erin Shaw and OCVN Jim Lemon as they tour the Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve - June 30, 2014
Ohio Nature Preserves Website for Cedar Bog

    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 -

    Cedar Bog Association:

    Cedar Bog Facebook:

    Cedar Bog Wikipedia -

    Nature's Corner - A Visit to Cedar Bog by Erin Shaw and Jim Lemon

    Cedar Bog Map