Johnson Nature Preserve

Johnson Nature Preserve
10840 Deerfield Road
Montgomery, Ohio 45242
Johnson Nature Preserve webpage

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Johnson Nature Preserve
Coordinates: 39.2633565, -84.3548427
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Tips for birding Johnson Nature Preserve
From Johnson Nature Preserve there are two loop trails that connect together. The Johnson Preserve has a short .4 mile loop. This loop connects to a longer trail in the Benedict Nature Preserve. Both trails are excellent, and the deeper you go the better!

At Johnson Nature Preserve there is a somewhat awkward brick parking lot right at the entrance. I recommend backing in or turning around in the lot so you are facing the road for easy exit if others park near you.
From Katie McGee

About Johnson Nature Preserve
The Johnson Nature Preserve (7 acres) got a new facelift 10 years after the 1999 tornado. The .35 mile long paver walkway provides easy access to all and invites park visitors to come on in and enjoy the nature. Flower beds with native plants and cedar log benches allow for peaceful enjoyment of the local wildlife and natural setting in this valley of trees. The pergola provides just enough shelter for a small group discussion on nature and forest rebirth.

The recovery plan is to enhance the powerful natural reforestation process by leaving much of the fallen timber in place to provide stabilization of slopes, an enhanced wildlife habitat and to add organic content to the soil of the forest floor. The City is monitoring the recovery and natural reforestation process. The recovery plan will be modified or adapted to achieve the desired result of returning the Johnson Nature Preserve to an urban forest and point of community pride as well as an area for recreation, enjoyment and study for visitors to the preserve.
From Johnson Nature Preserve webpage

No restroom facilities. Nearby Pioneer Park has restrooms.