AOA is celebrating the dedication of the Bartley Preserve in Circleville. This site honors the legacy of Floyd Bartley, a Pickaway County farmer and naturalist. Some biographical information, photographs and articles on the life and legacy of Floyd Bartley are available for those who are interested in learning more about this fascinating personality and his contributions.


Conservation Groups Work to Preserve Ohio’s Natural History – NBC 4 Columbus Ohio 2014

Farmland to become Bartley Preserve, Family property with endangered plants will revert back to the wild – Columbus Dispatch 2014



Floyd Bartley’s Contribution to Botany – Ronald L. Stuckey

Bartley Garden Foster Home for Numerous Rare Wildlings – Circleville Herald, 1962

Its Just a Weed Article and Photo, 1959

Floyd Bartley Turns Hobby Into Life Study – Roundtown Retrospect, 1956

Floyd Bartley Wheaton Club Man of the Year 1971 – The Wheaton Club Bulletin, 1971

Pickaway County Naturalist Ready to Share Knowledge – Circleville Herald, 1969

Have a Nature Question – Just Ask Floyd Bartley – Circleville Herald, 1958

AOA Bartle yPreserve Thank You