1. Indian Village is located on the west bank of the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir. The village is uniquely full of limestone rock formations and caverns, making it an awesome adventure for children, therefore various nature camps take place here.

 

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TREES

Chinkapin oak- Quercus muehlenbergii

It’s leaves may in some cases be almost lance-shaped and with their crenations pointing forward, somewhat resembling the flint arrows of Native Americans

Shellbark hickory- Carya laciniosa

it’s wood chips are utilized in the smoking of meats

Flowers & Families of Study

India mustard- Brassica juncea (Brassicaceae)

Clover flower- Trifolium hybridum (Fabaceae)

aids in nitrogen fixation and outcompetes less desirable weeds

FRUITS

Ohio Buckeye- Aesculus glabra – nut

Flowering dogwood- Cornus florida – drupe (not yet ripened)

Dandelion -Taraxacum (Asteraceae) – achene

MOSSES

Helodium paludosum

Hyophila involuta

Amblystegium varium

Poison Ivy – Toxicodendron radicans 🙁

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