Family Fun Day among Cedar Bog’s July events


Bring your whole family to Cedar Bog on Saturday, July 22, for our Family Fun Day at Cedar Bog! The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with environmental education activities, food, boardwalk tours and more.

For the cost of a family membership to Cedar Bog – $35 – you will get:

Hot dog lunch on us

One-year membership to Cedar Bog (allows a family admission into Cedar Bog for a whole year and discounts on events)

Environmental education fun for the day

Concession stands

If you already have a family membership, come join us for a fun-filled day. But don’t forget to bring your friends and other family members so that they can become members of Cedar Bog, too.

Moth Nights

If you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at night, Cedar Bog has several events lined up for the insect enthusiasts through August.

Entomologist Jim Lemon will be leading our “Moth Nights” at Cedar Bog on the following Friday night dates at dusk: July 7 and Aug. 11. In the event that a Friday evening is stormy, we will move the Moth Night to the following evening. Admission is free to attend these Moth Nights at Cedar Bog, which will be held at the Education Center or the Bog House at Cedar Bog. Bring a flashlight, your camera, insect repellant or insect shield clothing and meet us at dusk at Cedar Bog. UV lights will be used so if you have UV glasses, bring them along, too.

Rocks and Minerals

As part of our Second Saturday programs, Garry Getz, a local geologist, will talk about “Rocks and Minerals” on Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. at Cedar Bog’s Education Center. Bring in your rock or mineral samples for Getz to identify. Getz will also talk a little about our geology at Cedar Bog.

You may have noticed a large rock outside of Cedar Bog once you parked your vehicle and walked toward the entrance.

That rock with the plaque on it is actually a Gowganda Tillite, which is a metamorphosed glacial sediment probably 1-2 billion years old. It would have been carried in by one of the glacial events.

Most of the Limestone and Dolomite bedrock in this area is 300-400 million years old.

Admission for the “Rocks and Minerals” talk with Getz is $10 per person and $5 for Ohio History Connection and Cedar Bog Association members.

The Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is located at 980 Woodburn Road, located 4 miles south of Urbana off of State Route 68. For more information on events at Cedar Bog, please call 937-484-3744 or email [email protected] or visit our website at

Also on tap: Rocks and Minerals Second Saturday Program and Moth Night

By Tracy Bleim

Site Manager

Cedar Bog

Submitted by Cedar Bog Nature Preserve.

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