A new state nature preserve has been approved in Pickerington.
The unique area provides a natural habitat for dozens of woodland species and its conservation has been the focus of couple David Hague and Tammy Miller. The duo has acquired 920 acres in the Pickerington area over the last decade with the goal of preserving the land for generations to come.
According to the ODNR, state nature preserves are protected because they contain remnants of Ohio’s pre-settlement past, rare and endangered species, and impressive geological features.
Approximately 230 acres of the 900+ owned by Hague and Miller will now act as an Ohio State Nature Preserve. There are wetlands distributed throughout the property, known as vernal pools. These seasonal pools provide a home to a variety of salamanders, frogs, and birds.
Coyote Run will serve as Ohio’s 140th state nature preserve. To follow along as Hague and Miller work on restoring and expanding the property, you can visit their Facebook page here.