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Spring Guided Nature Walks


White trillium flowers bloom at Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve.
Trilliums Spring wildflowers at Big Darby Creek Headwaters Preserve © Randall Schieber


Join Us for a Guided Nature Walk!

Join us this spring for a guided walk at one or more of our open preserves in Ohio. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we explore each of Ohio's open preserves during these fun nature walks. All ages are welcome! Each preserve will offer unique experiences, and you can help us document the amazing species at each preserve by using the Naturalist mobile app. Our guides can show you how!

Schedule of Spring Nature Walks

From the swamps and prairies of northern Ohio to the foot-hills of the Appalachians in southern Ohio, spectacular views await you.

Blue lupine bloom in the field at sunset at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve.
Green buckeye leaves overhang Big Darby Headwaters creek.
Lush wetland plants surrounded by forested wetlands habitat at Morgan Swamp Preserve.
Virginia bluebells bloom on the forest floor at Edge of Appalachia Preserve.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve Spring Wildflower Nature Walk
4274 Waggoner Riffle Rd, West Union, OH 45693
Time: Hike will begin at 10 a.m.
Distance: TBD

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Big Darby Headwaters Preserve City Nature Challenge Walk 
5899-12280, C-152, East Liberty, OH 43319
Time: Hikes will begin at 12 p.m.
Distance: 2.2 miles

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve Spring Nature Walk
10420 Old State Line Rd, Swanton, OH 43558
Time: Hike will begin at 2 p.m.
Distance: 1 mile

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Lucia S. Nash Preserve walk for beginner to intermediate level birders
16429 Snow Rd, Burton, OH 44021
Times: Hikes will begin at 9 a.m
Distance: 1.8 miles
*Special Theme! Join us for a bird walk for beginner to intermediate level birders. We'll identify birds by sight and sound as well as provide insights into bird migration, feeding adaptations, nesting and conservation issues.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Morgan Swamp Preserve Spring Nature Walk
3973 Callender Road, Rock Creek OH 44084
Time: Hikes will begin at 12 p.m.
Distance: 1 mile

What to Bring

Refillable water bottle and snack/lunch. Wear long sleeves and pants, a hat and boots/shoes that can get wet and muddy. Come prepared for mosquitos and possible ticks.

Sign up to attend a Spring Nature Walk

Registration is required. Please register following the link below and indicating which hikes you plan to attend.