Wahkeena, named with a Yakima Indian word meaning "most beautiful" is located on the edge of the Hocking Hills. This outdoor education area is used for nature study and is a preserve for birds and other wildlife. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is one of 58 sites owned by the Ohio Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization. Wahkeena is managed by the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
It has been confirmed! Our newly found fern species is..........Botryichium matricariifolium! It looks like the accepted common name is matricary grapefern. Here are some pics. By the way, it is not very big only a few inches tall.