Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)
Updated Wed Sept 10, 2014 at 9 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. Our Annual Schedule and Sept Newsletter will be available soon.
What you missed- On Aug 16, 2014 the Society enjoved a trip to Whipple State Nature Preserve in Adams County. State Botanist Rick Gardner led our group of 25 on trail and off, including caves. Sunny and 82 degrees. Group Photo, Listening to Rick , Cave Dwellers , Crested Coralroot , St Andrews Cross, Blue Mushroom .
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* Sunday, September 28, 10 am, Great Outdoor Weekend, Campbell Lakes Preserve- Wildflowers and Wildlife Along (and in) the Whitewater River, Western Hamilton County, Ohio
When other local parks are parched from drought, the Whitewater River corridor is green and alive. Starting at Campbell Lakes Preserve, our walk goes along and at times into the Whitewater, exploring the shore and the sandbars loaded with unusual plants, butterflies, dragonflies, and other insects. We’ll also see herptiles, fish, and lots of birds—maybe even the eagles that nest there. Our guides, Wayne Wauligman and Denis Conover, will take us through water up to 18 inches deep in search of wildlife, so participants must be prepared to get wet. If you have questions, please contact Christine at (513) 850-9585 or .
Take I-74 to Dry Fork Rd. exit #3
At the bottom of the exit, turn left (south) on Dry Fork and drive 0.2 miles.(crossing over the highway)
Turn right on Harrison Avenue and drive 0.7 miles.
Turn left on Kilby Road and drive 0.7 miles
Turn right on Campbell Road to park entrance on left. Meet in the Campbell Lakes parking lot.
For a map, click here. Driving time from Downtown Cincinnati is about 27 minutes
The address is 10431 Campbell Road, Harrison, OH 45030.
For a map of the park click here
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