Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)
Updated Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 2 pm
Our hikes and lectures are free and open to the public, (but we depend on our memberships to cover our expenses.) Come learn about Cincinnati Native Plants. The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society welcomes you to our great (and free) events. All are welcome.
What you missed- On November 14, 2014 Flower White presented a program on Mothing at Avon Woods. From a casual observation of moths at her Brown County farm about 8 years ago, she has become quite expert on the diverse and beautiful moths of Ohio. Using her own fine photos, she gave a summary of the many families of moths. Mothing links and tips
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Sunday, December 7, 2014 (Hike, Potluck, Lecture)
3:00 pm: Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike, Mount Airy Forest, Hamilton County, Ohio (followed by the holiday potluck and lecture program)
Randy Johnson will lead us on our Hardy Souls hike at Mount Airy, a Cincinnati park. We will hike for about an hour before the potluck. Parts of the forest will be closed for deer reduction hunting at this time, but we will be hiking in the open areas that are closed to hunting. Nonetheless,wear brightly colored clothing.Call Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or email if you have questions.
Directions: Enter Mount Airy Forest off Colerain Ave (just at the top of the hill on Colerain) and take an immediate left.
Follow this road to the oval and park on the north side. Meet in front of the restrooms (which will be closed).
For a park map, click here . Google maps says the park entrance is 5088 Colerain Ave. For a map from the entrance to the oval, click here
After the hike, proceed to Northern Hills Fellowship
Directions to Northern Hills Fellowship- Northern Hills is located at 460 Fleming Road, 45231. Fleming Road runs East-West between Winton Road and Springfield Pike, and is just North of the Suburb of Wyoming, Ohio. Look closely since the Sign is small. For a google map click here
for wine and appetizers at 5:15 pm and
the holiday potluck dinner at 5:45 pm.
Bring your favorite dish! If you’d like to be assigned a category —appetizer,entrée, etc.—call Brian Herriott at 513-407-8585.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 7:00 pm: Lecture, Northern Hills Fellowship
“White Nose Syndrome and Ohio Bat Populations”
Dr. Dale Sparks, Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc.
White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a generally fatal fungal infectionfirst observed in 2006, continues to spread throughout the Eastern US and Canada, killing millions of hibernating bats of several species. Bat biologist Dale Sparks will outline what is known about this devastating disease and discuss its present and long-term impacts.
Details of the following events will be available in our Jan 2015 Newsletter or on our website by Jan 3, 2015
January 9, 2015 7:30 pm: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center
“Ohio’s Wild Orchids and Their Habitats” Andrew Lane Gibson
January 24, 2015 10 am: Saturday Indoor Tour, Cornelius J. Hauck’s Botanical Book Collection, Cincinnati Museum Center, Hamilton Co., OH
February 13, 2015, 7:30 pm : Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center
“The Hidden World of Mosses and Lichens”
Dr.Robert A. Klips, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University at Marion
March 7, 2015 : Saturday Field Trip
Mosses & Lichens at Caesar Creek State Park, WarrenCo., OH
March 13, 2015 : Friday Potluck & Lecture
Northern Hills Fellowship
5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship
5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner
7:00 pm Annual Meeting and Program
“Effects of Emerald Ash Borer-caused Tree Mortality on Forest Regeneration”
Brian M. Hoven, Biology Department, Miami University
March 28, 2015 : Saturday Field Trip
Fort Hill State Memorial, Highland Co., OH
April 11, 2015 : Saturday Field Trip
Tower Park, Campbell Co., KY
April 26, 2015 : Sunday Field Trip
Whipple State Nature Preserve, Adams Co., OH
May 9, 2015: Saturday Field Trip
Orchids of Adams County and Shawnee State Forest, Adams and Scioto counties, OH
May 16, 2015 : Saturday Give Back Day, Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve
** June 7, 2015 : Sunday Field Trip
Picnic at Keystone Flora, Hamilton Co., OH
July 11, 2015 : Saturday Field Trip
Kamama Prairie, Adams Co., OH
July 18, 2015: Saturday Field Trip
Shawnee State Forest, Scioto Co., OH
August 8, 2015: Saturday Field Trip
Hazeldell Meadow and Daniel Boone National Forest, PulaskiCo., KY
August 22, 2015: SaturdayField Trip
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Jackson and Jennings counties, IN
September 11, 2015: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center
6:30 pm Picnic Supper
7:30 pm Members' Photo Sharing Program
September 12, 2015 :Saturday Field Trip
Spiranthes & Gentians of Adams County and Shawnee State Forest, Adams and Scioto counties, OH
If you are not yet a member, you are welcome to attend events. 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