Kleinmaier Nature Hike and Garlic Mustard Pull
May 4, 2014
11am. Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the spring wildflower show. Jeff Johnson, ODNR Natural Areas Preserve Manager will lead this event. The slopes are full of blooms including trillium, jack in the pulpit and solomon seal. We will look for the pink lady slipper orchids which may be out by now. Native azaleas and rhododendrons are also located on the preserve.Kleinmaier is a magnificent property that includes ridges, rock bluffs and a shallow valley. Owned by the Alliance, ODNR nature preserve rules restrict access by special permit so take this opportunity to visit. Pack a sack lunch as we will take a break to eat and enjoy the peace and serenity of the deep forest environs. Afterwards, participants are invited to help remove the garlic mustard that is invading the site and choking out the wildflowers. We will provide bags for collection. Kleinmaier is located just west of Sugar Grove along Pump Station Road behind the Columbia Gas Plant. Park in the gravel parking area on the north side of the road across from the plant. Please dress appropriately for the weather and hiking on slopes.
Cost: Free EventContact:
Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve
Pump Station Road
Sugar Grove, Ohio
Web Site: http://www.appalachiaohioalliance.org