Friday, October 09, 2009



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Wahkeena Preserve
2200 Pump Station Road
Sugar Grove, OH 43155  Sometimes one misses what is closest to home. This was my first time to visit Wahkeena.


Several Hiking Trails and a Nature Center


100_3680 My kind of place but guess who lives in the quiet area.



Next a stop inside the Nature Center


In closing I would like to mention two things:

1. To learn a little more about Wahkeena check out  BEING A HOMETOWN TOURIST BY Kathy Kirk.

2. With the government cutbacks Wahkeena could use our help. If you're interested in helping support the Wahkeena Nature Preserve on a local or personal level, you can contact Mr. Shisler at 740-746-8695 or 1-800-297-1883 (toll free). Mr. Shisler is the naturalist for Wahkeena.

What I like to do best is take a nap out in the woods and this is the spot. (other than eating)




Lona said...

Every time I drive by the sign for the Preserve I think I should check it out but never have. What a pretty place. Will just have to check it out for sure now.
No golf today Joe.

JunieRose2005 said...


You have a very interesting blog here! Wow- what a beautiful place our world is!! :) I enjoyed seeing all your pictures in your most recent blogs!

Thanks, too, for your visit to me at Junie's Place today. I always appreciate new ppl stopping by.

Junie Rose

indicaspecies said...

Wahkeena post I must say. Thank you.:)

Rick (Ratty) said...

This is another place that I wish was near me. I could get happily lost there.

June said...

Beautiful, beautiful peace.

The little owl reminds me of my first up-close sight of a little rescued screech owl at a local event. I was charmed by his *blink*blink*blink* and stood watching him for some time until his keeper told me that he was doing that because he was stressed.
Distressed and sorry, I moved away.

Sharon said...

Very nice tour...thanks for sharing with us!
p.s. I took the photo for my header shot while visiting the Dallas Arboretum.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very nice post. And so interesting about how easy it is to miss opportunities near home. We lived in Lane County Oregon for 30 years plus staying here for three or four months every summer since we started full-time RVing -- and we still find beautiful places here that we've never taken time to see.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures and the interesting train-ofo-thought.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Thanks for the virtual tour of this lovely preserve. These are lovely mosaics ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

eileeninmd said...

Looks like my kind of place. I love visiting nature preserves. I wish there were more of them around. Thanks for sharing yoru lvoely photos.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful place. Thanks for taking us along.

TONY LETTS said...

It certainly is most beautiful!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Joe- I have hiked through Hocking Hills on the BT/NCT, but didn't know about the nature preserve. Looks like a great place for another trip some time.

Joe Todd said...

Fairfield County Fair is this week hope to have some pictures and a post. Nothing quite like a county fair.

Tammie Lee said...

the fall colors
and the scenic shots are wonderful

Kcalpesh said...

Looks like a cool place to visit! It's indeed wahkeena!

- Pixellicious Photos

Unknown said...

Isn't that the truth! I just visited Mt. Evans in CO for the first time this year and I've lived here for 25 years!

Thanks for visiting Joe!
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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: That looks like a cool place to visit.

Girl Tornado said...

Joe, that looks like a beautiful place for a hike! And so very true... we all tend to forget the wonders that are in our own "backyards"!

Thanks for your comments on my blog (and Tony Letts). They always make me laugh. :)