What is a nature preserve?A nature preserve is a protected area of importance for flora, fauna, or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for purposes of conservation and/or to provide special opportunities for study or research. They may be designated by government institutions or by private landowners to non-profit organizations like Cardinal Conservancy.
Cardinal holds the title to 7 nature preserves.
Below are some of Cardinal’s preserves and some interesting facts about each of them! For more information about any of them, or to inquire about events on these preserves, contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Little Miami Preserve
Todd's Fork Preserve
Hunter Glen Preserve
The last remaining wooded area in the small Wilmington-area neighborhood of Highland Addition, Hunter Glen features maturing woods and a streams which run into Lytle Creek. The preservation of this place serves to prevent erosion and improve stream water quality, but it is also a testament to the power of volunteerism. The preserve is named for Bud Hunter, who maintained the preserve for years.
A small gem near the White Water River. The preserve sits on a wooded ridge with varied flora, ephemeral wetlands, and patches of old growth woods. The understory provides an ideal sanctuary for birds and wildlife in landscape that is mostly residential.
Kope Nature Preserve
In Southeast Brown County, the Kope formation (a bedrock formation unique to southern Ohio and Indiana) runs through incredibly diverse woods. A recent native plant survey listed over 100 native species. This property is also graced with five waterfalls, contributing to Roup’s Run, which flows into the Ohio River just beyond the bounds of the property.