Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 at 11pm
Our hikes and lectures are free and open to the public, and all are welcome. (but we depend on our memberships to cover our expenses.) . Note: Home Tab above does n ot work correctly- use the "previous" on your browser
For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab
What you missed- On Sat Aug 10, 2019, the Society assisted the local Audubon Society in removing invasive Japanese Stilt Grass from Warder Perkins Preserve in Western Hamilton County. In four hours, our group of 15 removed 60 bags. Thank you to all who helped. Photo soon.
Our Next Event
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10 am
Crooked Creek Barrens State Nature Preserve - Lewis County, Kentucky (about 10 miles east of Maysville, Kentucky)
Join Joyce Bender as she leads us along the 1.35 mile hiking trail opened to the public on July 15, 2017 at Crooked Creek Barrens. The preserve features a unique oak barrens community and adjacent oak-hickory forest.
Prairie species such as big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum var. luciae-brauniae) occur in the barrens areas. We’ll look for various prairie species, including earleaf false foxglove (Agalinis auriculata), slender blazing star (Liatris cylindracea) and prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum).
More info about the preserve, here or here .
Please let Angela Carter, email@example.com or 513-300-2787, know if you are planning to attend since there is a small parking lot and we may need to make carpooling arrangements. Plan on bringing water and pack a lunch or snacks if you would like.
Directions: Google Maps does not know the park name, but knows the address, 1797 Chalk Ridge Rd., Vanceburg, KY.
Driving time from downtown Cincy is about 1 hour and 38 minutes. Please be punctual.
If not using gps, you may wish to use your odometer since rural road signs are unreliable.
From near Downtown Cincy (from either I-71 or I-75), get onto I-471 South, crossing the Ohio River into Kentucky and drive 4.7 miles.
Take right-lane exit 1B onto I-275 West (towards I-71/I-75 & airport.) and drive 2.1 miles
Take exit 77 for KY-9/AA Hwy, then stay in right lane of this long exit ramp to merge onto Rt. 9/AA Hwy.
Continue on Ky-9/AA for 57 miles.
(When you pass Rte 11 to Maysville, you have about 3.8 miles to your next turn).
From KY-9, turn left onto Rt 1449 and drive 0.1 miles.
Turn Sharp right onto Day Pike and drive 2.0 miles
Turn Right onto Ky 10 East (Mason Lewis Rd) and drive for 0.2 miles.
Turn left onto Rt 984 (Springdale Rd) and drive 1.8 miles.
Turn Right to stay on Rt 984 (Cabin Creek Rd) and drive 1.2 miles.
Turn Left onto Rt 1443 (Garrett Run Road which becomes Sullivan Ridge Rd which becomes Chalk Ridge Rd) and drive 1.9 miles to the small lot on your right. The address is 1797 Chalk Ridge Rd., Vanceburg, KY.
Details of the following event will be posted soon
Friday September Sept 13, 2019 – Photo Sharing Program at Avon Woods Nature Center, Hamilton County – Correct date will be posted soon
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am: Oak Openings, Lucas Co., OH
**Dayton Controversy - Paul Knoop Prairie- The Dayton Airport is seeking to sell for development 140 acres of restored Prairie. It had been farmland and was purchased by the airport in 1993, then leased to Aullwood Audubon Center and restored as a prairie. It is named after Paul Knoop, former director of Aullwood. (Paul spoke to the Society and led a hike for us in 2017). The Society has not taken a position on this, but if you wish to sign a petition, click here , or see much more info at Aullwood’s website https://aullwood.audubon.org/preserve-knoop-prairie
Details of further events will be posted here in Jan 2019
All of our events are free and open to the public. Of course if you enjoy our events, as we think you will, it is nice to join to help support the Society. Our hikes and lectures are excellent, in a wonderful casual atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to talk with our speakers after the meetings. Our hike leaders are knowledgeable and will be glad to point out the plants that we are seeing.