Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 2pm
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 February 12, 2021, Allison Cusick presented a fine program “Why Scientific Names Change and Why You Should Be Happy About It”. He discussed the history of plant classification including figures such as John Ray, Magnol, Plukenet, Linnaeus, Darwin, Asa Grey, and Crick and Watson; leading to our current (but still changing) groupings of plants based upon modern science. Allison is former chief botanist of Ohio, now at Carnegie Museum. About 60 in zoom attendance.
--Our next event--
Friday March 12, 2021 at 7:30pm - Live Zoom Meeting - “Salamanders and Soggy Socks” presented by Luke Schutzman (you may wish to join the zoom meeting earlier at 7pm for social time)
Registration (required) and attending Directions: Our Zoom meeting has a simple three-part process.
1. Please register before 8pm Thursday March 11th by clicking here .
Fill in this brief form and submit it.
2. You should then receive an email on late morning of Friday March 12th 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. Any questions, (or if you forgot to RSVP), contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438. I can send you the meeting link, even at 730 Friday!
5. If you can't find the email with the zoom-link, please check your spam folder. It may help to add Randy Johnson, email= firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contact list . Randy is our zoom host and handles registration for our lectures.
March 12 Lecture Description- “Salamanders and Soggy Socks” presented by Luke Schutzman
Luke writes "My presentation is on salamander species of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and my month spent living in the backcountry trying to find and paint all 30 species from life. The presentation is a slide show format that is educational and entertaining for audiences of all ages.
Some topics covered include: salamander identification, nature journaling/painting, wildlife encounters, and laughing at the backpacking mishaps along the way."
Our speaker Luke Schutzman is a Kentucky wildlife artist and educator. One may follow his adventures, and view (or purchase) his artwork at the websites below.
We plan to have lectures in April and May. Check back later for more info
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.