ReCreation Land–Prouty Road
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Tips for birding Prouty Road
Driving south of OH-340, look for a dirt road heading uphill on the left not far from the intersection with International Road. Take this up into open country again. At the next intersection, Prouty Road (unsigned), go the short distances both right and left (both are blocked off within a quarter mile) for prospects, especially perches on hay bales. Return to the intersection, continue on the original dirt road, and explore it and the next road both left and right. Then retrace your route back to paved OH-340, turn left, and go to OH-284 again.
From Bill Whan
About ReCreation Land
ReCreation Land, managed by American Electric Power (AEP), is an outdoor recreation area in Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties built on land once strip mined for its rich coal deposits. AEP has received awards for this project from environmental and conservation groups for going above and beyond the legal requirements for land reclamation.
Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping — all free for the public to enjoy on 58,800-acres of land in southeastern Ohio. AEP turned this former mining territory into a vibrant recreation area with over 63 million trees, 350 lakes and ponds stocked for fishing, 293 campsites. The 1400-mile Buckeye Trail also runs through this region.
Tips for birding The Wilds
From BirdWatchingDaily website
Please, note that leaving roadways and walking on Wilds property is not permitted.
About The Wilds
The Wilds is a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with hands-on experiences and one-of-a-kind adventures that include ziplining, horseback riding, fishing and more. Located in southeast Ohio, the Wilds is home to rare and endangered species from around the globe living in natural, open-range habitats.
The property encompasses 9,154 acres or approximately 14 square miles and includes 2,000 acres of pastures and a 27-acre Carnivore Conservation Center. The Wilds is designated an Audubon Important Bird Area so the property includes a birding station with covered lookout as well as a butterfly habitat with hiking trails, more than 15 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails and approximately 150 lakes.
With nearly 10,000 acres of grasslands, woodlands, wetlands and lakes, the Wilds is home to a great diversity of bird species. Audubon has recognized the Wilds as one of Ohio’s Important Bird Areas, and birdwatchers from near and far have discovered the abundance of bird life here.
From The Wilds webpage
No restroom facilities.