Phase one of the project to connect the Beavercreek wetlands, designated the Spotted Turtle Trail, is open. The picture below was taken at Phillips Park along Dayton-Xenia Road, at roughly the midpoint of this four-mile stretch along the Beaver Creek and Little Beaver Creek rivers. Future phases will connect the northern fens and wetlands up to Pearl's Fen. Bring a good pair of waterproof hiking boots. They don't call them wetlands for nothing.