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Forry Preserve in Heath, Ohio

The Forry Preserve in Heath, Ohio is a nationally recognized nature preserve. This nearly 900-acre preserve was donated to the Nature Conservancy in 1986 and is committed to providing a safe and diverse habitat for Ohio’s native wildlife. Located in the Appalachian foothills, the land provides refuge and a safe harbor for a variety of plant, bird, and animal species. More can be found here.

The Nature Conservancy protects and restores the Forry Preserve’s unique landscapes and landscapes. Through these efforts, the land provides both recreational activities and educational opportunities for visitors and local communities. The preserve is home to over seventy species of birds, as well as a variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The Nature Conservancy also works to protect and restore rare plants, including orchids, ferns, and trees, that are found at the preserve. The Nature Conservancy has created a number of programs to engage the public in the preservation of the land. The Forry Homestead provides visitors with a chance to explore the grounds and take part in a working farm and forestry. Visitors have the opportunity to plant trees, go on guided hikes and learn about the wildlife and plants, plus participate in a variety of educational activities. In addition to its natural beauty, the Forry Preserve offers visitors a number of outdoor activities, such as camping, canoeing, fishing, and picnicking. The preserve is accessible by car and visitors are allowed to drive to specific points of interest. Click here to read about Geller Park in Newark, Ohio.

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