Kitty Todd Nature Preserve Loop is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Swanton, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from January until January.
The Oak Savanna Trail and Cactus Loop Trail at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve combine to create a 1-mile loop through arguably the best remaining example of the globally-endangered black oak savanna community that once covered the Oak Openings region in northwest Ohio. The trail traverses a mosaic of plant communities, including sand barren, black oak savanna, sedge meadow and wet prairie. Look for the rarities that make Kitty Todd special, including the federally-endangered Karner Blue Butterfly, the state-endangered Lark Sparrow, and the many rare plants including prickly-pear cactus, yellow-fringed orchid and Skinners foxglove.