Upcoming Program: Ancient Quarries & Amphibians of Flint Ridge
Be sure to check out this upcoming program at Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve on April 10 from 6:30-8:30. Part of the Amphibians of Licking County Program Series, this program is likely to yield some very good finds, as early April is a great time to see our native amphibians as they emerge from hibernacula and make their way to vernal pools and wetlands to breed.
Flint Ridge offers a way to appreciate Ohio’s natural history as well as its archaeology. Ancient Native Americans came to Flint Ridge to quarry flint 1-2 thousand of years ago, but today it provides vital woodland and wetland habitat for a variety of frogs and salamanders, as well as other native Ohio plants and wildlife.
Flint Ridge is about 45 minutes due east of Columbus, 4 miles north of I-70 exit 141. Please drive carefully on your way home afterwards, especially if it’s been raining–you may see frogs and salamanders crossing the roads!