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Pickerington Ponds State Nature Preserve

Formed by Wisconsinan glaciation, this preserve consists of marshes, ponds (glacial kettles) and adjacent uplands. A wide variety of plant species are found here, ranging from water and marsh plants, grasses and sedges to upland trees and shrubs.

A buttonbush swamp is located on the south side of the area near Bowden Road. Pickerington Ponds has been an extremely popular spot for birdwatching-- more than 250 different species of birds have been recorded here over the years. Pickington Ponds State Nature Preserve is part of Pickerington Ponds Metro Park.

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