Uncover the mysteries of Snake Den Mounds, a unique archaeological site in northern Pickaway County. Visit the Mound site and enjoy the panoramic views of downtown Columbus and surrounding areas from one of the highest points in Pickaway County – Mound View Farm. Dr. Jarrod Burks, will lead a tour of the mounds following a short presentation focusing on the history of the mounds and the ancient cultures that built this most interesting mound complex. Jarrod is a Columbus-based archaeologist who specializes in geophysical surveys of existing and potential archaeological sites who has done extensive research in Pickaway County.
Following the Mound Tour James Barr will exhibit his bee hives and share some of the finer points of bee keeping. James is the president of the Scioto Valley Beekeepers Association and a long-time honey producer on his Quiver Full family farm, which he operates with his wife Karin. They sell honey and other artisanal quality products to local customers as well as at the North Market in Columbus.
James and his brother Dean Barr are working with AOA to conserve their several family farms with agricultural easements. When complete, the Barr families will have protected 372 beautiful, productive acres of working farmlands through Ohio’s Farmland Preservation Program.
The presentation will begin at 2:30 with the mound tour expected to start around 3:00. Feel free to attend all or part of the program. This event will be held rain or shine – so please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor walking. Please bring your own drinks and bug repellant or sunscreen. Water will be available.
Meet at Quiver Full Farm located at 16040 Ett-Noecker Road, Ashville, Ohio. Parking is available on site. AOA events are free and open to the public.
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