Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve
Nestled in the heart of Bowling Green, The Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve is 103 acres and includes meadow, shortgrass prairie, tallgrass prairie, old-growth forest, wetland, fields and pioneer woods. The most dominant tree species are Red and White Oak and Shagbark Hickory. The oldest trees in the preserve are 250-300 years old. Some common plant species include cherry, witch hazel, spicebush, and spring wild flowers, including mayapple, wild geranium and Jack-in-the-pulpit. Some unique species in the park include trillium, wind flower and sweet fern. The meadow is also home to a native population of prickly pear cactus.