June 30, 2012

Arc of Appalachia Preserve System: Rock Run

The vast canyon of Rock Run as seen from the City Ledge



Blocks of sandstone from the City Ledge



Original sandstone property marker along the Trillium Branch of Rock Run



Hanging wetland



 The clear waters of Rock Run



 The shale bed of Rock Run



 Petroleum emerging from shale in the bottom of the Rock Run canyon

June 22, 2012

Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek



Caesar Creek Gorge



Limestone cliff along the Flat Fork of Caesar Creek



Caesar Creek State Park is one of the best areas in Ohio to find fossils



Snail feeding on a mushroom



Deptford Pink

June 14, 2012

Ohio Caverns

Mysterious passage in Ohio's largest caverns



Tiger stripes



Water at work



The Crystal King



Calcite column



In the Palace of the Gods



Calcite formations in a true Ohio wonder

Zane-Shawnee Caverns

Zane-Shawnee Caverns began to form in the Columbus limestone around 1 million years ago.
The caverns are located on land owned by the United Remnant Band of the Shawnee Nation.



Cave pearls

June 12, 2012

Logan Elm State Memorial

Along the banks of Congo Creek



Chief Logan of the Mingoes



Site description



Logan's Elm



Logan's speech

Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary

Mature beech-maple forest



Fall serenity

Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve

Towering trees along Lake Katharine



Waterfall and recess



Sharon conglomerate sandstone



Cave in the Sharon sandstone



Tool marks left by an unknown people



Snail



Indian Pipe

A. W. Marion State Park

Hargus Lake

Stage's Pond State Nature Preserve

Stage's Pond is a glacial kettle lake formed by a chunk of ice
left behind by a receding glacier. The weight of the ice mass
left a 64 acre depression in the landscape.

June 11, 2012

Mohican State Park

Clear Fork of the Mohican River



Clear Fork Gorge is the deepest gorge in Ohio
and is the result of glacial stream reversal



Inside a talus cave behind Little Lyons Falls



Mussels are indicators of high water quality



Nodding Trillium



Wild Geranium



Morel mushroom