Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Thursday April 8, 2021 at 8pm
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.) .
For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab.
What you missed- On Friday March 12, 2021, Luke Schutzman presented a fine live zoom lecture to the Society titled “Salamanders and Soggy Socks.” He described his month spent living in the back country of Great Smokey Mountain National Park, trying to find and paint all 30 of their salamander species from life, overcoming rain, cold, chiggers, other insects, and 2 bears. About 60 in attendance. For nice guide to Ohio’s Amphibians click here or for Info about Luke and his art go to https://www.instagram.com/lukeschutzman/ or https://www.facebook.com/LukesArts/
--Our next event--
On Friday April 9, 2021 at 7:30pm - Live Zoom Meeting (Registration required for this Wild Flower Society event, see registration link below)- "A Beginner’s Guide to The Galls of Ohio" presented by Timothy Frey (you may wish to join the zoom meeting earlier at 7pm for social time)
We have all seen galls such the round swelling on stems of Goldenrods, and the pimples on Hackberry leaves. In fact, to see galls you could literally go anywhere that has native plants.
Our speaker Timothy Frey will take us on a tour through the many different kinds of organisms that make galls on plants, with some biological and historical stories thrown in along the way. He will also talk about some considerations and resources for gall identification and hunting.
Timothy Frey received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the Ohio State University, and is an adjunct professor at the College of Wooster.
Registration (required) and attending Directions: Our Zoom meeting has a simple three-part process.
1. Please register by 10am on Friday April 9 by clicking here
Fill in this brief form and submit it.
2. You should then receive an email on late morning of Friday April 9th containing a Zoom-link.
3. On Friday evening, at any time after 7pm, open your Friday morning email and click on the Zoom-link. After a brief pause, you will be admitted to the meeting.
4. On Friday, if you can't find the email with the zoom-link, please check your spam folder. (In the future, it may help to add Randy Johnson, email= email@example.com to your email contact list . Randy is our zoom host and handles registration for our lectures.)
5. If you still can’t find the zoom link or with any questions, contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438. I can always send you the meeting zoom link, even at 7:30 Friday!
Saturday May 8, 2021 (tentative) Invasive Plant Removal at Caesar Creek- details will be posted soon
Friday May 14, 2020 at 7:30 (tentative) Free Zoom Lecture- Speaker to be announced. (you may wish to join the zoom meeting earlier at 7pm for social time)
Paper newsletters and annual schedule will resume as soon as possible, after Covid
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.