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Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve
Why It's a Natural Treasure
The 900-acre Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve encompasses floodplain forests, wetlands and prairies. Fed by a complex of underground seeps, the springs and streams formed at the preserve influence the health of
Big Darby Creek—one of the Midwest’s most biologically diverse aquatic systems. The watershed also
supports the water quality of the Scioto River, which is an important source of drinking water.
The Nature Conservancy recently completed an effort to restore the headwaters of Big Darby Creek by reversing decades of channel modifications made for farm drainage and highway construction. The restoration effort helps to ensure that Big Darby Creek will continue to support both people and wildlife.
What to See and Do
Listen for birds as you trek the 0.3-mile path to the preserve's first observation deck. Those interested in a longer trip can explore the full trail to the restoration overlook. Along the way, try to spot evidence of glaciers on the trail. Do you see any boulders?
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