I took a trip over to see the Springfield Bog yesterday because it is another collaboration between Davey and Ohio Prairie Nursery, the folks who are creating gregg’s gardens. In this Metro Park located just south of Mogadore they have planted a 256 acre wildflower and native grass prairie on what was once a working farm. The middle of the garden is a natural bog and the Continental Divide runs right through the prairie.
Yesterday was a perfect early fall day for walking the 1.6 mile path that circles the prairie. It’s a very easy walk with almost no grade changes. It’s also an easy drive over — less than an hour if you take I-76 and a little longer (but worth it) to drive out Mahoning Avenue in Austintown, through Lake Milton all the way to 532 south.
The prairie was planted less than two years ago with more than 40 varieties of plants and already offers a wonderful environment to walk and enjoy nature. I’ve attached a few of my highly amateurish photos, but don’t let them stop you from visiting.