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Ohio’s Rarest of the Rare

Posted on 11/17/2014 by State Nature Preserves

Did you know that one in three of Ohio’s native plant species is considered to be rare within our state? Of the roughly 1,800 indigenous members of our flora, over 600 are currently listed as extirpated, endangered, threatened or potentially threatened by the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

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Autumn's Fleeting Beauty

Posted on 9/30/2014 by State Nature Preserves

There are few wonders of the natural world more beautiful or anticipated than autumn coming to the eastern deciduous forest. Summer’s prolific emeralds drain from the trees and their canopies, leaving the landscape painted in a mosaic of scarlet, orange and yellow...

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