Baltzell-Lenhart Nature Preserve
Baltzell-Lenhart is a 37-acre preserve that contains mature oak-hickory woods, along with wetter areas that host species better adapted to moist conditions. DNR describes it as having an “old growth aspect” due to the comparative lack of recent logging. A relatively new loop trail now explores part of the property, though I found it hard to follow on my last visit. Poison ivy stands are luxuriant, and mosquitoes potentially overwhelming, doubtless breeding in the wetter areas toward the south end of the property. Spring visitors can expect to see white trout lily, toadshade, and mayapple, grading to wild geranium, phlox, and abundant Solomon’s plume as the year progresses.
Baltzell-Lenhart Forest Interior