“As far as the Midwest goes, Ohio has relatively high biodiversity,” says Greg Schneider, administrator for the state’s DNR Biodiversity Database Program.
Ohio is home to at least six major habitats:
- Beaches and marshes near Lake Erie.
- Northern boreal forests in the northeast.
- The Appalachian forest region in the southeast.
- Prairies in the west.
- Blue grass vegetation in the south-central area.
- Sand barrens and wet prairies in the oak openings region in the northwest.
How did this part of the U.S. end up with this diversity? Read more here.