Staff Pick: Blooms and Bugs at Pickering Ponds

John Ross, Columbus Alive

Wildflowers are a favorite summer entity, insects often one of the most detested. Yet blooms and bugs have a complex, interdependent relationship. Without it, a lovely field near you would be in trouble.

Naturalists will teach about this stellar symbiosis during a mile-long hike Sunday afternoon at Pickerington Ponds. Most know the Canal Winchester preserve for the small lakes of its name, but it's got some nice fields that should be rife with wings and petals. Meet at the Glacier Knoll picnic area on Bowen Road.

Pickerington Ponds

2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

7680 Wright Rd., Canal Winchester