Cedar Bog offers seasonal slate of events

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Jim Lemon, retired entomologist and avid certified volunteer naturalist, will lead Cedar Bog Nature Preserve’s Moth Night program on Friday, Aug. 11 at dusk.

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is host to a wide variety of insects because it is home to over 650 different species of plants. According to the Ohio Floristic Quality Assessment Index, Cedar Bog has the highest plant diversity compared with any other site in the state of Ohio.

In the event of rain on Friday, Aug. 11, Moth Night will be moved to our rain date of Saturday, Aug. 12 at dusk. The admission is free for the Moth Night program.

In addition to Jim Lemon’s Moth Night program, Cedar Bog is also offering a talk on “Bluebirds” with Bethany Gray and Cedar Bog Volunteer Naturalist Jean Rutan on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. Rutan is a life-long resident of Champaign County and avid blue birder, with over 100 bluebird boxes that she checked weekly at one time. The admission fees for the Aug. 12 Second Saturday program are $10 for adults or $5 for OHC, CBA members and children.

The annual “Boo in the Bog” event will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring a non-scary night walk on the boardwalk with learning stations along the way. Children’s activities, face painting, storytelling and food will also be provided. The cost for this annual event is $6 for adults, $5 for children 6 and over. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Cedar Bog and Ohio History Connection members receive a $1 discount. Calling in advance to 937-484-3744 to reserve your tour spot is highly recommended.

The Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is located at 980 Woodburn Road, located four miles south of Urbana off of U.S. Route 68. For more information on events at Cedar Bog, please call 937-484-3744 or email cedarbog@ctcn.net.


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