Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society  
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)
 
Updated Wed July 15, 2015 at 11 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- OnSat July 11, 2015 John Howard and David Kuehner led a group of 27 through the Kamama Prairie in Adams County.  Originally John's property, this prairie and woodland is now part of the Arc of Appalachia system. We saw a variety of great plants.Weather 75-85 and dry.  For story about scurf pea photo go to http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-moth-species-discovered.html

Photos- 1 Group Photo , 2 Group Photo,  3 False Agave,  4 False Agave basal leaf ,  5 Green Milkweed  viridiflora ,  6 Grey headed Coneflower 7 Native Loosestrife8 Pale spike lobelia  , 9 Rattlesnake Master ,  10 Scurf Pea , 11 Shrubby St John' s wort,  (the following by Randy Johnson) 12 Butterfly Weed and Pearl Crescent13 Carolina wild Petunia (usually purple) , 14 Coneflower and American Lady ,  15 Indigo Milky Cap Mushroom

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10 am: Shawnee State Forest, Scioto County,Ohio

David Kuehner will lead this walk.We will caravan to various locations in Shawnee State Forest to seek midsummer wildflowers, some of which are not common. We will target hairy angelica, yellow wild indigo, Canada milk vetch, Canada lily,Indian pipe and pinesap. We should be able to observe the flowers of the sourwood tree. It’s even possible that we will see the earliest blooms of cardinal flower. Interrupted fern will be among the ferns that we see. 

Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Park (which has the Lodge) is nestled in the larger 60,000-acre Shawnee State Forest. Once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians, the region is one of the most picturesque in the state, featuring erosion-carved valleys and wooded hills. The rugged beauty of the area has earned it the nickname "The Little Smokies."  

For the State Park map, click here 
For a State Forest topo map, click
here 

Contact Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or  if you have questions and to let her know if you will be attending.   

Directions: From I-275 on the Eastern side of Cincinnati, take exit 63 for State Route 32.

Take SR 32 east for 41 miles.

Turn right (south) on Ohio 247 at the McDonalds (and the traffic light)

 Proceed 9.7 miles to West Union and turn left on Ohio 125 (Main Street).

Drive 22 miles on Ohio 125 to Shawnee State Park and turn right at the sign to the Lodge and Park Office. 

Turn immediately right into the parking lot. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to SR 125,  (Restrooms are available at the Lodge.)

Allow 2 hours and 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, or 1 hour and fifty minutes from  I-275 (at Eastgate).  For a google map click here  .  The google address is  State Forest Service Road 16, Blue Creek, OH 45616 .

**Friday-Sunday, July 24–26, 2015- 7th Annual Midwest Native Plant Conference, Bergamo Center, Dayton, Ohio

This event, hosted by the Midwest Native Plant Society, has many excellent speakers as well as a variety of field trips. There will be a native plant sale on Saturday that will be open to the public. For more info, visit www.midwestnativeplants.org. 

 

On Tues July 21 at 7pm, Ohio State's Doug Wynn will be speaking at the Museum Center about "TheTimber Rattlesnake in Ohio". Details of this free lecture in next reminder or at https://www.cincymuseum.org/programs/lectures

 
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Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10 am: Hazeldell Meadow and Daniel Boone National Forest, Pulaski County, Kentucky

Dan Boone and Bill Edwards will co-lead this trip. Hazeldell Meadow is the only highland rim wet barrens, also described as a “wet prairie,”known to exist in Kentucky. Two rare species, dwarf sundew (Drosera brevifolia) and shortleaf skeletongrass (Gymnopogan brevifolius), occur here and nowhere else in Kentucky. Other rarities we are likely to see in bloom are lesser Canadian St. Johnswort (Hypericum canadense), spindleroot (Ludwiga hirtella), threadleaf evening primrose(Oenothera linifolia), and long-leavedpanic grass (Panicum longifolium). Also expect to see at least three lobelia species and literally hundreds of yellow fringed orchid (Platanthera ciliaris).You may need boots, depending upon rainfall earlier in the week. There are no facilities at this preserve. Pack a lunch to eat here. We will drive into Somerset for a short respite before heading to Laurel Lake for other rare orchids. We expect to leave from Laurel Lake for home around 4 pm.

Contact Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or if you have questions and to let her know if you will be attending and if you would like to carpool.

Directions: Take I-75 south to exit 62 for Mt. Vernon and Renfro Valley. Turn right (south) on US 25. Go a half mile to Wendy's, where we will meet up at 10 am. The address for the Wendy’s is 1250 Richmond St, Mount Vernon, KY 40456.

We will then caravan south on KY 461 for 9.6 miles to KY 934.Turn right, travel 5.7 miles to Woodstock. Turn left on KY 39, going south about one mile. At the gas station, turn left onto Ocala Road. Proceed about 2 miles to Hazeldell Church. The preserve is across from the church.

After lunch, we'll head south on KY 39 to Somerset for fuel and rest rooms. After re-grouping, we'll head east on KY 80 to KY 192 to Laurel Lake Road and Marsh Branch Road.

Going back to Cincinnati, you will take KY 192 to London, Kentucky to enter I-75 at exit 38.

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10 am: Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Jackson and Jennings counties, Indiana

Andrew Lane Gibson will lead this hike. We'll explore Muscatatuck's flat woods and swamps that contain some nice mature stands of forest with unusual species like swamp cottonwood, swamp chestnut oak, ando vercup oak. There are even some sections of old growth, with impressive trees within. Muscatatuck's woods also are filled with some interesting and unusual plants you don't get to see in Ohio, such as aquatic milkweed, camphor-weed, climbing hempvine, and catchfly grass, among many others. Good opportunities exist for viewing birds, especially waterfowl, and wildlife—bald eagles and river otters are two potential sights. Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 as a refuge to provide resting and feeding areas for waterfowl during their annual migrations. More than 280 species of birds have been seen at Muscatatuck, and the refuge is recognized as a “Continentally Important” bird area.

Contact Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or if you have questions and to let her know if you will be attending.  

Directions: Take U.S. Hwy 50 west toward Seymour, Indiana. The refuge entranceis located three miles east of Interstate 65 on U.S. Hwy. 50. The address is Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 E. U.S. Hwy 50, Seymour, IN 47274. Meetat the nature center. Muscatatuck NWR is about 2 hours from Cincinnati travellingby way of U.S. Hwy 50. 

 

**August 27–29, 2015 : Flora-Quest, Mohican State Forest and Area

Twenty of Ohio’s top botanists and naturalists willconverge at Mohican State Forest to lead a variety of field trips for Flora-Quest. The conference and outings will explore the waterfalls, ferns ,mushrooms, and hemlock trees of the Clear Fork river gorge. Speakers include Steve McKee, Greg Lipps, and Jim Berry. For more information and to register, go to www.flora-quest.comor email  or call 419-683-8952.

 

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Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm:Members’ Photo Sharing Program, Avon Woods Nature Center

Please bring your photos (on thumb drive or CD) to share with friends. We will have a digital projector and computer, and cookies and coffee, too. Come early, at 6:30 pm, and bring a picnic dinner, if you like. Call Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438 for computer information and to let him know if you are sharing photos.

Directions: Avon Woods Nature Center is a Cincinnati City Park at 4235 Paddock Road, Cincinnati 45229. From the Norwood Lateral (SR 562), drive 0.9 mile south on Paddock to the Avon Woods Park driveway. Turn sharp right onto the drive next to the park sign (on the westside of Paddock) and go to the lodge at the end of the long dark drive. 

Information about our fall events will be posted in early Sept 2015

 

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

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Saturday July 18, 2015:  Field Trip 
Shawnee State Forest, Scioto Co., OH
 

Tues July 21 at 7pm, Doug Wynn from Ohio State will be speaking at the Cincinnati Museum Center about "TheTimber Rattlesnake in Ohio". Details of this free lecture at https://www.cincymuseum.org/programs/lectures

 
**Friday-Sunday, July 24–26, 2015- 7th Annual Midwest Native Plant Conference, Bergamo Center, Dayton, Ohio

Saturday August 8, 2015:  Field Trip-

Hazeldell Meadow and Daniel Boone National Forest, Pulaski Co., KY

Saturday August 22, 2015:  Field Trip-

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Jackson and Jennings counties, IN

**August 27–29, 2015 : Flora-Quest, Mohican State Forest and Area  

Friday September 11, 2015:  Program at Avon Woods Nature Center

6:30 pm Picnic Supper

7:30 pm Members' Photo Sharing Program

Saturday September 12, 2015  
Field Trip- Spiranthes & Gentians of Adams County and Shawnee State Forest, Adams and Scioto counties, OH

 

** indicates events co-sponsored by the Society 

Questions about events, lost going to an event, need e-mail reminders of events?

Call Christine Hadley, President at 513-850-9585 email christinehadley@earthlink.net

or Bob Bergstein, Vice President at 513-477-4438, new email is bergstein123@gmail.com

  

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 I 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.

 

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