Big Walnut Road Westerville, Ohio 43082Columbus Nature Preserves webpage
Mud Hen Marsh is located at the intersection of Sunbury Road and Big Walnut Road. The entrance and parking lot are 100 yards west on Big Walnut Road. Mud Hen Marsh is an area of wetlands, controlled succession forest, and swamp forest. There is a short trail that leads to an observation blind. From here you can see ducks, herons, shorebirds, and warblers among other species. The exit stream goes under Big Walnut Road and the bridge is a good area to look for Prothonotary Warblers, Wood Ducks, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Bald Eagles.
Mud Hen Marsh is a popular birding spot for viewing red-headed woodpeckers and warblers. There are natural surface trails throughout the wooded and open areas and an observation blind that looks out over the meadow and pond.
Access Areas with trails include Mud Hen Marsh, Ox Bow Road, Hoover Meadows, Dustin Road, Areas L, M, and N, and Clover Field.
Content from Charles Bombaci and Columbus Nature Preserves webpage