Key things to see or do while visiting the site
A new Education and Visitor Center was constructed in 2009. The much need classrooms and restrooms are a welcome addition but the true jewel of the site is the fen itself.
Depending on the time of year, you will encounter a variety of unique wildflowers including skunk cabbage in February – it blooms because it can thaw the ice and snow around it!, a sea of marsh marigolds in March and April and photographers’ most sought after showy lady slipper orchid in May.
Walk slowly and quietly and you might at least here the “plop” into the water of the elusive and endangered spotted turtle.
The site is also home to the even more reclusive endangered masassauga rattlesnake.
The Friends of Cedar Bog Nature Preserve has started a fundraising campaign toward the goal to establish a $500,000 endowment fund. For more information: http://www.mfrtech.com/articles/28000.html
Cedar Bog’s two biggest events are Boo in the Bog held in October and Summer Solstice held in June. Both are evening walks and family fun events.
Special guided tours for some of the sites most interesting flora and fauna includes a Skunk Cabbage Walk in late February, a Spring Bird Walk in May, and the Orchid Walk in June. Visit the Cedar Bog Association page for more information on these and other events.
Boo in the Bog
2012 Boo in the Bog will be held October 19 & 20, 2012. This non-scary guided night hike for young children and their parents stops throughout the bog to learn about a variety of nocturnal animals. The Education Center hosts hands-on activities, story-telling and food for sale. Visit the Cedar Bog Association page for more information.