Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wednesday Sept 7, 2022 at 7pm

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.)  

"You don’t have to be a plant expert to enjoy these trips. The locations are amazing and the atmosphere is casual. I’ve enjoyed every hike that I’ve attended for many years!"- BB

--Our next event--

On Friday September 9, 2022 at 7:30pm, we have our annual photo-sharing event. You may show some or your favorite (or recent) nature photos to the group, or just enjoy the photos that others show. You may present photos whether attending in-person or by Zoom.

To all attendees, please RSVP- This event will be a hybrid meeting. You may attend in-person at Avon Woods Nature Center (see directions below) or you may attend by Zoom. In either case, please fill in the brief RSVP registration here by 8pm on Thursday.

If you are attending in person at Avon Woods, there is an optional picnic at 6:30 at the tables behind the Nature Center. Bring your own dinner, though there may be some shared food. Enjoy in-person social time until 7:30 when the meeting starts. If you have pictures to show, please place them on a thumb drive, as it will not be possible to use your own computer.

Covid precautions- Please wear a mask if you wish. If you have a cold or cough, please attend by Zoom.

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 miles south on Paddock to the Avon Woods Park driveway. Turn sharp right onto the drive next to the park sign (on the west side of Paddock). Drive to the lodge at the end of the long drive.

If you are attending by Zoom, please submit the RSVP registration here by 8pm on Thursday, and the zoom link will be sent out on Friday morning. You may use the zoom link starting at 7pm and the meeting will start at 7:30. If you have photos to share, they may be of any format, as we can share any photos that appear on your computer’s screen.

(You may also call Bob Bergstein on the phone during the meeting, if you have a question or have a problem connecting. 513-477-4438)  

As always, our Society events are free and open to the public, and all are welcome. I would like to thank our Board, Chairpersons, and hike leaders for planning our events, which I communicate to all.

Special thanks to Randy Johnson for arranging this hybrid meeting!



-- Our annual schedule and Fall newsletter will be posted here in Sept 2022--

Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, Ohio Native Plant Society , SW Ohio Chapter, Come Learn about Cincinnati and Ohio Native Plants.  

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Note- Even if you are not on Facebook, you can view the content and nice photos posted there.

Membership Renewals

It's membership renewal time again. All memberships need to be renewed on September 1 of each year (unless you have paid for multiple years). Please go to our membership page and renew wth PayPal. Alternatively, from the membership, you can print out the renewal form and send it to our Membership Chair.


The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society exists because of the generosity of our members and donors. To become a member, go to our membership page by clicking on the "Membership" tab in the upper bar. To give a direct donation to the society, please go to our donation web page by clicking the button below:

The society is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership or donation may be tax deductible.

--Quick look ahead 2022--
** means Non-Society event

Saturday August 20, 2022 - Tour of Shaker Trace Nursery and UC Center for Field Studies (in Miami Whitewater Forest which is a Hamilton County Park) (event is now filled)

Saturday September 9, 2022 - Picnic and Photo Sharing at Avon Woods Nature Center

** indicates events co-sponsored by the Society 

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

Call President Angela Carter at or 513-300-2787,

or Bob Bergstein, Communications Chairman at 513-477-4438 or email


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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