Hoover Nature Preserve--Area N

About this Location

Area N is accessed from Front Street in the Village of Galena. Park in the area designated on Front Street next to Big Walnut Creek. Enter Area N by going past the wire barrier at the head of the old roadway. The old road continues to an old bridge base. This area is wet woodland and swamp. Warblers that nest in Area N include Prothonotary, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird, and an occasional Cerulean. Also found here are Wood Ducks, Red-headed and Pileated Woodpeckers, Barred and Great Horned Owls, and Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos.

About Hoover Nature Preserve

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Access Areas with trails include Mud Hen Marsh, Ox Bow Road, Hoover Meadows, Dustin Road, Areas L, M, and N, and Clover Field.

  • over 925 acres
  • vital migratory stopover for over 33 different species of shorebirds
  • largest breeding population of state special concern Prothonotary Warblers in Ohio
  • 1,500-foot boardwalk at Area M
  • observation blind at Mud Hen Marsh
  • Bald Eagles frequently observed throughout the year

Content from Charles Bombaci