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Milford Center Prairie
State Nature Preserve

Prairie Name

Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve


Location

In Union County, go 2.5 miles along SR 4 south of Milford Center; then turn west on to Connor Road and travel less than 0.5 mile to the powerline right-or-way. Park in the right-of-way just off Connor Road and follow the mowed right-of-way path south across Treacle Creek.


Owner

Dayton Power and Light Company


Prairie History

This Darby Plains prairie site was originally a railroad right of way. Presently, the high quality prairie lies beneath a large transmission powerline on the former right of way.

The site is a prairie representative of the Darby Plains Ohio Prairie Region. (Prairie Regions of Ohio)

Size

7 acres, about 1.6 miles in length.

Prairie Description

Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve conserves and displays natural populations of typical Darby Plains prairie grasses and forbs. At least 57 such species have been inventoried along the right of way.


Visitation Information


http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/state-nature-preserves/find-a-state-nature-preserve/milford-center-prairie



This 1.5 mile former railroad right-of- way, under a large electrical transmission line, has over 4 dozen typical  prairie species of the Darby Plains Ohio Prairie Region.