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Flora-Quest 2015 is in the making!
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This year we are embracing a new habitat, the hemlock forests and uplands of
Mohican State Forest. Mohican’s hemlock eco-systems hold the key to Ohio's
largest and rarest salamander, the Hellbender. Our conference and outings on
Aug or Sept, 2015 will explore the waterfalls, ferns, mushrooms and hemlock
trees of the Clear Fork river gorge. We will take one day to understand
Mohican's ecosystems and a second day to learn how they are impacted by
We will visit Malabar Farm, home of author Louis Bromfield, to learn about
this 1940's visionary and the beautiful old growth forest trees and wetlands he
protected. Bromfield helped us to understand good farming practises are vital
to healthy aquatic systems, which impact the hellbender and the people in
Pleasant Valley and beyond. Will we honor the Bromfield legacy which feeds the
land and protects our natural heritage, or will Ohio be a land of extraction?
communities. It is Flora-Quest's goal to connect citizens with their natural
heritage. In the words of Baba Dioum, "In the end we will only conserve what
we love, love what we understand, and understand only what we are taught."
Please join us in Mohican Forest and Plesant Valley, there is much to learn and
love about this land. Whether the quest you choose visits waterfalls, the
counter-facing trails of the river gorge, or an aquatic adventure, come home to
Mohican. We are ready for you.
The Covered Bridge at the Mohican Clear Fork River Gorge.