Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve - 427 acres
Boreal and prairie fen complex; many rare plants and animals; excellent orchid and prairie wildflowers.
Cedar Bog is the largest and best calcareous bog or fen in Ohio. 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.
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.
Ohio Historical Society site