Category Archives: Bill Moose

Ravine Walk – Bill Moose (Blind and Deaf School section)

Bill Moose map
The section of Bill Moose Run between N. High and Indianola is not often visited, since it requires permission from the Ohio State School for the Blind and the Ohio State School for the Deaf. It divides their properties, and then passes through the Worthington Gardens apartment complex near N. High St.


October, 2020 – photos by Ellie Nowels

This area of the stream does have some invasives but also good stands of hardwood. There is a good amount of riparian woodland on both sides of the stream for the majority of the length of this section.

Young pawpaw saplings.

Very few flowers were evident (early October), but this great blue lobelia and white snakeroot were still hanging on.

Erosion is intense in some areas.

There are a number of abandoned bridges or other structures along the way; this is near the Blind School and goes over a small sub-tributary.

Not until it approaches the Worthington Gardens apartments does the gravel and sediment base give way to a shale base.

Many concretions can be found in the stretch that goes through the apartments. The channel is narrower here and the walls show the ancient shale layers.


Ravine Walk: Bill Moose Run

Photos from the section of Bill Moose Run between its confluence with the Olentangy River and where it enters the tunnel under North High St.

July, 2020 – Photos by Ellie Nowels

Ebony jewelwing damselfly – one of many found near the water.

One of many concretions

Much of the stream bed is lined with shale. A paw paw grove can be seen on the left.

Ramp flowers

Interesting root formation

The stream actually passes under Wesley Glen. See Ravinia Spring/Summer 2020 for an article about Wesley Glen’s appreciation of this lovely stream in their back yard.

At the end of Bill Moose Run, erosion is changing the shape of the mouth of the stream by undercutting the banks.