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NATURAL TREASURES IN OHIO
Why It's a Natural Treasure
Birds, birds, birds! The 1,600-acre Pickerington Ponds is a haven for numerous bird species, including the osprey and great blue herons that use Ellis Pond as a rookery. With more than 260 species of birds, Pickerington
Ponds has been named by Audubon Ohio as one of the state’s Important Bird Areas. Species like white-tailed deer, beaver and red fox also call this park home.
In 1974, The Nature Conservancy acquired the site's first 400 acres to establish the nature preserve and eventually transferred it to the Metro Park system.
What to See and Do
Visit the four observation decks and see how many different types of birds you can spot. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic lunch at Glacier Knoll Picnic Area or Wood Duck Picnic Area. Adventuresome visitors may want to bike the Blacklick Creek Greenway trail, which runs through the park.
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