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Earl H. Barnhart's Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve

514 Red Bird Lane
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-775-2247
The Earl H. Barnhart Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve encompasses approximately 1300 acres of some of the most rugged and beautiful country in this area. The rolling

uplands are deeply cut by precipitous wooded ravines that are wild and picturesque. From the top of the cliffs bordering Paint Creek, There is a magnificent panorama of ranges of rolling hills, while below is the deep gorge of the stream, flanked by vertical cliffs of sandstone and shale. From the highest elevation to the lowest it is 600 feet, a condition found in few places in Ohio. The preserve is located at the southern limit

of glaciations in this region. It is part of some of the oldest continuously eroded landscape on earth. There is a rich diversity of plant and wildlife here for the careful observer. The area is rich in history yet to be discovered. There are several decaying home sites where only the stone foundations can be found, and maybe an old well or two. There is also a long forgotten cemetery dating back to the late 1800s. There are numerous former logging roads that crisscross the area for easy walking.

Buzzards Roost is devoted to the study of the natural history of the area and appreciation of its scenic beauty.

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