Earth Calendar for June 27th and June 28th

Jun 27, 2014

The Nature Conservancy in Ohio has worked with partners to protect more than 60,000 acres of the state’s natural heritage.

These lands and waters comprise some of our most important and beloved natural areas.  They work to protect the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive—for us and for future generations. 
Great Egret Marsh is a 150-acre preserve named after the brilliantly white, three-foot-tall bird that commonly feeds there. An easy, 1.2-mile loop trail guides visitors through the marsh and surrounding upland. The preserve is a part of the West Harbor Basin—a long, narrow pool of water that is directly connected to Lake Erie.
Brown’s Lake Bog feels primordial, with its fern-carpeted forests and oak-studded glacial hills. Designated a National Natural Landmark, the jewel of the preserve is its floating bog—home to the rare buckbean, pitcher plant, cottongrass and many more rare plants. The preserve features a short loop trail with a boardwalk that allows you to explore the fragile bog habitat.  The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Discover what Ohio has to offer at the website.

On Our Calendar: Join Imago for a Boots and Brews hike that will take participants east of Cincinnati, to the Appalachian foothills to see two great nature preserves in the Ohio Brush Creek valley. See some magnificent rock formations and climb to the top of Buzzardsroost for a great view of the valley below. The hike ends with a stop to nearby wineries.
Meet at Benchmark Outfitters in Blue Ash then carpool to the hike spot. Registration and more information at the website.