Upcoming Forays/Workshops of the
Ohio Moss and Lichen Association
OMLA 2021 Summer Foray, Saturday June 19
to “Raven Rocks” (Belmont County)
This year we are doing the Summer Foray in Belmont County at a private nature preserve called Raven Rocks. This is a beautiful area of ravines and sandstone cliffs. You can find more information at www.raven-rocks.org. We were invited here by the Captina Creek Conservancy, which is interested in furthering the knowledge of the area and eventually producing a book about the culture and natural history of the Captina Creek watershed. The book will contain a section on moss and lichens with species lists in the appendix. Bob Klips has volunteered to write this section for OMLA.
Here are directions to Raven Rocks:
From the north and west: take I-70 east from Cambridge. Take exit 202 and follow Ohio Rt. 800 south for around 8.5 miles to Ohio Rt. 148. Turn on 148 and proceed east for about 9 miles then turn right on Township Rd. 92 (signs for beehives and honey). Take Twp. Rd. 92 south for about 2 miles to Crum Road. Turn left on Crum and go approx. 2 miles to Raven Rocks trail head (signs and parking area).
From the south: take Ohio Rt. 145 north to Ohio Rt. 26 north. Follow 26 for around 3 miles to Crum Road. Turn left (north) on Crum for 1 mile to the Raven Rocks trail head.
We will meet at the trailhead parking lot at 9:30. There is a porta-potty here. As always, bring lunch, water, insect repellant, raincoat, etc.
If any of you desire to come early or stay late, there are motels at Morristown on I-70. Below is information on one of the popular chain motels there. There is also the possibility of camping at Raven Rocks (contact information below). See you there!
Days Inn & Suites, 66774 Belmont Morristown Rd. Belmont, OH 43718. (740) 202-9864
For more information on camping or additional questions about Raven Rock contact: Elizabeth Ewing (Ellie), Executive Director of Captina Conservancy