COLUMBUS, OH -- The annual public open house at Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve
in Ottawa County is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Visitors will have the opportunity to glimpse one of the world's truly rare flowers, the Lakeside daisy, in full bloom. The preserve is home to the only remaining natural population of this colorful wildflower in the United States. The Lakeside daisy is known to grow naturally in only two other places worldwide. The bright-yellow blooming perennial flourishes where few other plants can - on nearly barren limestone bedrock in full sunlight.
Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve is 19 acres of limestone quarry on the Marblehead Peninsula near Lake Erie. Dedicated in 1988, the preserve is open to the public without a permit only during the month of May when the daisies are in bloom. During the remainder of the year, visitors must obtain an access permit from the ODNR Division of Natural Areas & Preserves.
The open house on May 11 is an informal event. Participants are urged to dress comfortably and wear sturdy shoes, suitable for walking. Staff from the ODNR Division of Natural Areas & Preserves will be on hand to answer questions and provide details about this elusive Ohio wildflower.
For Further Information Contact:
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations
Eddie Reed, Lakeside Daisy Preserve Manager