Miami Whitewater Forest Tallgrass Prairie Trail

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Miami Whitewater Forest Tallgrass Prairie Trail

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Miami Whitewater Forest

  • When is a field not a field? When it’s a prairie! Prairies are distinguished by the unique plants that grow there. Most of Ohio’s prairies have been lost to development. Look for tall grasses like big bluestem and Indian grass offering food and cover to birds and insects as you meander through this rare habitat.
  • Home is where the habitat is! Keep your eyes peeled for the changing habitats along this trail as you experience young woodlands, mature forest and tallgrass prairie. This diversity of habitats leads to an exciting array of wildlife by providing food, water, shelter and space to many different species.
  • Which tree features mitten-shaped, ghost-shaped and oval-shaped leaves all on the same tree? It’s the sassafras! Rub one of the leaves between your fingers to release an aroma that may conjure up memories of a refreshing treat. This understory tree was used by early Americans to make root beer.

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Miami Whitewater Forest Tallgrass Prairie Trail