95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Every week this travel season we’ve taken you to an interesting but sometimes overlooked part of Ohio. For our last road trip of the season, we’re headed to western Ohio for a tour of a fort that helped shape the history of Ohio and the United States.