Cat Tail Marsh  LbNA # 27892 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateDec 29 2006
LocationCarey, OH
Found By Li'l Green Ducky
Last Found May 13 2012
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Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve is a unique jewel located in the southwest corner of Seneca County. This 161-acre marsh features endangered plants and unusual birds. There are also lots of cattails.

Travel north from Carey on Route 23. Just inside Seneca County, about 3.5 miles north of Carey, make a left (west) turn onto Twp. Rd. 24. Continue over the railroad tracks to the marsh parking lot on your left.

A boardwalk system is the only access to the marsh. It is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Pets are not allowed. After parking in the lot, walk toward the stockade fence. Turn right before the fence and pass the information board. You will find yourself on the boardwalk.

Take note of the square wooden areas, which may be intended for turning wheelchairs around, or perhaps provide a better view of the marsh for wheelchair-bound visitors. Stop and read about “Birds of Successional Habitats.” Immediately after this sign, stop at the wheelchair turn-around on the left. After enjoying the view, look underneath the edge of the fifth wooden board from the right for the Cattail Marsh Letterbox.

If you are spiritually inclined, stop at Carey on the way home and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation. It is open most of the time, and is a place of peace and healing.