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Kent Bog hike focuses on unique wildlife, site's history

Published: May 22, 2013 11:24 AM

Discover the unique and fading ecosystem of a northeastern Ohio bog May 25 on a hike from 11 a.m. to noon at Kent Bog State Nature Preserve in Portage County.

The hike will focus on bog formation and the plant and animal communities that inhabit bogs. At 45 acres, Kent Bog is one of the finest examples of an acidic tamarack bog in Ohio with quite possibly the southern most large stand of tamarack trees in North America.

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This hike winds through a half-mile long boardwalk. Kent Bog is located on Meloy Road approximately an eighth of a mile west of Route 43 in Kent. Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to car pool.

To learn more about the hike or Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, contact Adam Wohlever at 330-527-5118.

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The Friends of the Kent Bog will be available at the Bog from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with information and light refreshments. 

The hike is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Areas and Preserves and the Friends of Kent Bog.

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