Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wed Jan 9, 2019 at 6pm
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.) . Note: Home Tab above does not work correctly- fixed soon, I hope.
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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm: Lecture Program, Avon Woods Nature Center
An Introduction to Dendrochronology
Presented by Jodi Farrell-Sparks, BS & MA in Biology and Geography from Indiana State University
Dendrochronology, the science or technique of dating events, environmental change, and archaeological artifacts by using the characteristic patterns of annual growth rings in timber and tree trunks.
Jodi Farrell-Sparks, whose master’s thesis was on dendrochronology, will introduce us to this interesting topic.
Her talk will review the different tree ring types, how samples are collected using different tools, preparing the cores and wood samples and how trees recover after being cored. She’ll discuss setting up a site chronology and examples of skeleton plotting and then explain how the tree rings sizes are then interpreted into scientific knowledge such as climate changes, frequency of fires, or dates of structures, etc.
You will be able to view some of her core samples during the hands-on portion of the lecture.
Directions to Avon Woods Nature Center:
Most of our meetings are held at Avon Woods Nature Center, a Cincinnati park located at 4235 Paddock Road, 45229 in the Paddock Hills/North Avondale neighborhood.
From the Norwood Lateral (route 561) drive 9/10 mile south on Paddock. (You pass across Tennessee Ave. and little Egan Hills Drive or your right)
Turn sharp right into the park driveway next to the park sign (on the WEST side of Paddock)
Follow the long dark driveway to the lodge at the end.
To see a google map, click here
During a typical meeting, we have a 15-minute business meeting first, then the featured speaker, and then excellent refreshments. Bring something to share if you like.
All are welcome at our free public events and the refreshments are good!
Details of further events will be posted here in Jan 2019
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.