Ohio Historical Society-Wahkeena Bird Watching
   
 

Clear Creek

Bird species of interest at

Wahkeena Nature Preserve:

100 species in the spring is typical, including many warblers and other species including Pileated woodpeckers, woodland hawk species, wild turkey and water fowl. In addition to several hiking trails, there is also a nature center with displays on the plants, animals, geology and history of the area and a naturalist is available on site.

 
 

Birding Areas

Wahkeena Nature Preserve-A 150 acre nature preserve also features interesting flora.


Clear Creek - the park is extremely rugged with ravines, rock outcroppings and cliffs.


Hocking Hills - Waterfalls, rugged cliffs and interesting rock formations.


Waterloo -craggy and heavily forested area with ridgetops and ravines.


 

Lake Hope - forested region with gorges and narrow ridges. Remnants of abandoned mining and iron producing industries.


 

Lake Snowden - mix of lake, woodland and open land.


Adena HockHocking - remnants of the canal basin and railway.


Wayne Natl. Forest - mix of meadows, forests and streams.


Lake Logan - lake and open meadows.


Rockbridge - wetlands, woodland and pasture.

 

 

 

 

Below are some common species found in the Wahkeena Nature Preserve Region:

 

Wood Duck

 

 

Eastern Screech Owl

 

 

STOP 1-Wahkeena Nature Preserve-Ohio Historical Society

 

About the Area:

Wahkeena Nature Preserve is a 150 acre natural area established in 1957 and operated by the Ohio Historical Society. A diversity of habitats including deciduous and evergreen forests, pond and wetlands and a variety of edges, makes Wahkeena an excellent birding area.

Wahkeena Nature Preserve offers excellent opportunities for viewing Ohio’s natural wildlife and plant communities. In addition to being an exceptional birding area, Wahkeena is a haven for amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects, including a wide variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. A nature center features an observation beehive and displays on native wildlife. A live Red-tail Hawk and Eastern Screech Owl are also currently on display. Wildflower enthusiasts, fern lovers and photographers can also find much to experience.

Public restrooms at this Ohio Historical Society Site are also on site. Hours of operations are April-October, Wed-Sun, 8AM – 430 PM:

Nov-March by appointment. Admission fee: $7 per vehicle (OHS members free) All groups by reservation.

 


Directions:

 

Exit Rt. 33 at Sharp Road (Traffic light at Sugar Grove) Turn right if coming from the north, turn left if coming from south, cross the bridge and bear to the right and continue to Pump Station Road and turn left.


Times and Admission Fees below may change. To confirm the most up-to-date times and fees, contact the website listed below.
PARKING FEE
OHS MEMBERS
FREE

PERSONAL VEHICLE

$7.00

SCHOOL GROUPS

$3.00 per student

RV &
COMMERCIAL VAN

$9.00

MOTORCYCLES

$2.00

COMMERCIAL BUS

$70.00
HOURS
 

MAY 28 - OCTOBER 31, 2005

 

MONDAY

CLOSED
 

TUESDAY

CLOSED
 

WEDNESDAY

8 - 4:30
 

THURSDAY

8 - 4:30
 

FRIDAY

8 - 4:30
 

SATURDAY

8 - 4:30
 

SUNDAY

8 - 4:30
 

Groups by Appointment

 
 
 

NOVEMBER, 2005 - MARCH, 2006

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

By Appointment Only
 

 

 

APRIL 5 - JUNE 30, 2006

 

MONDAY

CLOSED
 

TUESDAY

CLOSED
 

WEDNESDAY

8 - 4:30
 

THURSDAY

8 - 4:30
 

FRIDAY

8 - 4:30
 

SATURDAY

8 - 4:30
 

SUNDAY

8 - 4:30
 

Groups by Appointment

 

 

 

Wahkeena
2200 Pump Station Road
Sugar Grove, OH 43155
740-746-8695
1-800-297-1883
(800) 297-1883, wahkeena@greenapple.com

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