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Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am:  E. Lucy Braun Lynx Prairie Preserve, Adams County, Ohio

It's Worth the Trip!

This is a special outing to visit the famous location where the renowned ecologist and author of Deciduous Forests of the Eastern United States did much of her research.  The field trip is timed when the prairie will be putting on a show with these rare beauties and many more:  bluehearts (Buchnera America), crested coralroot (Hexalectris spicata), and little green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora.)  Dave Kuehner, a noted regional naturalist who lives in the area, will take the lead as participants wind their way through one of the most important ecological and botanical treasures of the Eastern U.S.  Bring water and pack a lunch.  The trail is moderate and relatively flat with a few hills.  No registration is necessary.

Directions:  From Lexington take US 68 toward Maysville; just before Maysville, US 68 takes a left turn and goes to the Ohio River Bridge.  After crossing the bridge, turn left onto Rt. 52 towards Aberdeen (the ramp curls around.)  Follow Rt. 52 approximately 17 miles through Aberdeen and Manchester until reaching Rt. 247 (to West Union.)  Turn left onto Rt. 247 and go 7 miles to West Union. Then turn right onto Rt. 125.  Follow 125 to tiny Lynx where there is one gas station on the left.  We will meet in the parking lot of the gas station.  You can enter "Lynx, Ohio" into Google Maps, and it may come up with various routes, but the directions here are the ones that will take you on the easiest, less winding, less complicated route from Maysville.