Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Bohemia Ecological Preserve has several areas of serpentine habitat. Few plants have evolved to thrive on soils formed from serpentine rocks. Thus the vegetation here is dramatically different from other plant communities. The Serpentine Barrens contain many specialized, endemic species. (Most rocks on the continental plates are rich in calcium, silicon and aluminum - and most plants evolved to grow on soils formed from these rocks.)