The Cedar Bog (which isn’t actually a bog) contains some of the most unique ecological and environmental conditions found in Ohio. It is located in the glaciated area of Ohio, and the water of the “bog” comes from runoff, groundwater, and deep groundwater of the ancient Teays river valley. The bog is located in the bottom of a valley formed by glaciers, and these glacial hills known as “end moraines” formed on the east and west side of the bog. Sand and gravel fill this valley around the bog and it allows water to freely flow between it. This makes it a great aquifer, holding large amounts of cold water. This cold groundwater makes it a very unique environment with Northern red cedar and other northern plants able to survive here.

FIELD EXPERIENCE SUMMER 2021