All About Richland

Native Wildflowers Welcome Spring Back To Ohio

22 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohioans will soon have their winter patience rewarded with a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will track this year’s wildflower show with the Weekly Bloom Report every Friday through mid-May, beginning on March 25.

“Spring blooms in a beautiful way across Ohio, as wildflowers make their annual debut,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “Taking a walk in some of our wooded areas over the next few months is a great way to see the colorful blossoms and enjoy the outdoors.”

Often known as spring ephemerals, woodland spring wildflowers are awoken by the warming temperatures and longer days. With varying temperatures and rainfall in any given year you never know what display Ohio will see. Many spend the winter as bulbs and begin to pierce the thawed soil as early as March, flower and set to seed, then senesce and go dormant all before summer, hence their ‘ephemeral’ moniker.


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History & Tourism

Time For An Awesome April In Richland County

5 Apr , 2021  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Been there, done that? Come back for a special event! Our top attractions have events happening this April that will make a visit to Richland County an experience like no other. The staff of professionals and volunteers at your favorite attractions are filled with experts in their field. These experts can’t wait to share their knowledge with you to help make your trip special: stargaze with local astronomers, learn from master glass artists and gardeners, and hunt ghosts with experts in the paranormal.

Explore the natural attractions of Richland and Ashland Counties and learn from expert naturalists, survivalists, and more at the 20th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend (Apr 23 – 25). This year’s theme “Survivor Mohican” will inspire participants to adventure at 10 different sites with scheduled programs and unscheduled adventure. Some programs include birding boat tours, survival classes, gold panning, and raptor photography. More…

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All About Richland

Wildflowers Are Blooming In Buckeye Land

12 Apr , 2018  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers during the months of April and May. Follow along as the bloom unfolds from south to north this spring with the Ohio wildflower bloom report, published each Friday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

This year’s season started quite early, when spring-like weather arrived in late February. But March brought freezing temperatures and snow to much of Ohio, putting the wildflower season on pause. More…

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History & Tourism

Have A Great Spring Day Close To Home

11 Apr , 2018  

Our friends at Destination Mansfield–Richland County have identified numerous ways for locals and visitors alike to share a great spring day in north central Ohio:

Spring is back and Richland County blooms with great ways to get outside. Whether you just want to be outside and explore nature or prefer to be more active, we are sure you’ll find something fun to do. More…

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All About Richland

Spring Pond Fish Sale Underway

18 Apr , 2017  

Just as spring is peeking around the corner, local institutions are ramping up seasonal offerings.

That includes the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District, which has announced that its Spring Pond Fish Sale has begun. More…