Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wed Feb 6, 2019 at 1130pm
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 not work correctly- fixed soon, I hope.
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On Friday Feb 8, 2019 at 7:30pm we are having a special meeting with Meg Hanrahan and her recent film about E. Lucy Braun. This meeting is at Winton Centre and NOT at Avon Woods. Even if you have seen this film on PBS, don’t miss our meeting to learn more about Cincinnati’s Dr. E. Lucy Braun, botanist and ecologist. I find so much to admire about her accomplishments, her hard work, and her dedication. Details and correct directions below.
What you missed- On Saturday Feb 2, 2019 our group of 42 took a tour of the Union Terminal Building (led by Cat) and the new Dinosaur Hall (led by Curator Glenn Storrs. Dinosaurs great and building beautiful on nice warm (30-45) day.
As always, our Society events are free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Sincerely, Bob Bergstein, Communications, Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm: Documentary & Program, Winton Centre Auditorium in Winton Woods Park
A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun
Meg Hanrahan, Filmmaker/Writer/Consultant
Please come to this very special event, a fine film about an important scientist in botany, ecology and our Society’s History.
Join us as Meg introduces her recent documentary about one of the Society’s cofounders, Dr. E. Lucy Braun (1889-1971). After viewing the film, we will have plenty of time for questions and discussion with Meg about the film’s production and about Lucy’s life and accomplishments.
Many friends of our Society appear in the film and share their stories and knowledge about Dr. Braun.
A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun is a co-production of Meg Hanrahan Media and Voyageur Media Group and had its premiere in 2017, the centenary of our Society.“The documentary highlights the life of Cincinnati’s E. Lucy Braun, a groundbreaking 20th century scientist,” says Meg Hanrahan, the documentary’s writer, producer and director. “We think Dr. Braun should be better recognized for her role as one of the country’s first ecologists and for being a tireless advocate for preservation.”
In addition to telling Lucy’s story, the program documents important history in ecology, tells the tale of the fate of many of our virgin forests, and illustrates the rewards of successful preservation of natural spaces.”
As always we will have excellent refreshments. You may bring something if you like.
Directions: The Winton Centre is located on Valley View Road (just off Winton Road), Cincinnati, OH 45231. From I-275 exit 39, head south on Winton Road and drive for 3 miles. At the traffic light, turn right (West) onto Valley View Road. Drive for 0.1 miles. Winton Centre will be the first driveway on the left.
(Google maps incorrectly gives the address of Winton Centre as 10245 Winton Road. Instead it is on Valley View Road (just off of Winton Road), so follow the directions above.)
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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.