Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Travel to Slate Run Metropark
Although I am tempted to save this image for this week's sky watch, I couldn't resist using it to kick off a series of posts on our adventure to one of our favorite central Ohio Metroparks, Slate Run, near Canal Winchester. We typically park at the wetland area, and then hike to the historical farm. Here we are hiking up towards the high ground, from which you can observe constructed wetlands that zoom with dragonflies. In the meadows here, Metroparks has planted native Ohio prairie species, which are just starting to bloom. Only a quick 30 minute drive, this park is our quick escape out of the city and into the country. Kudos to MetroParks. Tomorrow, we'll take a closer look at some of the prairie forbs that grow in this meadow area.