Swamp Duck  LbNA # 65292

Placed DateJul 18 2013
LocationCalamus Swamp, Circleville, OH
Found By Walkabout
Last Found May 20 2015
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Swamp Duck

Prepare for poison ivy and mosquitoes! Note: This box is located just outside the swamp but you will undoubtedly want to enjoy the walk around the kettle lake and swamp. Calamus Swamp includes the only known kettle lake in Central Ohio that is naturally vegetated and undisturbed. The kettle lake was made in the last ice age by the glacier that covered 2/3 of Ohio. When Ada May Burke and Sally V. May got the land, they donated it to Columbus Audubon, who then made it into a public preserve.

Calamus Swamp is near Circleville OH. It is on Ohio State Route 104, 1/3rd of a mile south of the intersection with Route 22.

There is a small unmarked parking lot on the east side of the road. Pull in the lot and park.

On the north side of the parking lot, 13 steps toward the road from the NE corner of the parking lot, look for a tree with a double trunk. Swamp Duck is 1 step behind the double tree, against the fence under branches.

Note: swamp duck is one of the many names by which the species Wood Duck is known.