Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wed Nov 28, 2018 at 10pm
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.
For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab
What you missed- On Friday Nov 9, 2018, Robert Paratley from Univ of Kentucky, presented a program on the Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001), the Father of Ethnobotany. His surprising diverse career, both academic at Harvard, and living with native people in the Amazon, using their hallucinogens. Fifty in attendance at Avon Woods on a cool 38 degree evening. Photo of speaker and Angela
Our next event (come to any or all parts, all are welcome).
Sunday Dec 2, 2018 Summary (details below)
3:00 pm Hardy Soul's Hike at French Park
5:15 pm Appetizers at Gathering at Northern Hills
5:45 pm Potluck dinner
7:00 pm Lecture "Lake Superior" by Andrew Lane Gibson
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm: Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike, French Park, Hamilton County, Ohio (followed by the holiday potluck and program by Andrew Lane Gibson)
French Park is a Cincinnati City Park located on land originally owned by early Cincinnati settler John Cleves Symmes. The 276-acre property was bequeathed by Herbert Greer French, a former Vice President of Proctor & Gamble, to Cincinnati Parks. It is on Section Road near its intersection with Ridge Road, an historic Indian Trail.
Large meadow areas are nestled inside the wooded perimeter and there are two parts of the park that remain undeveloped. Angela Carter will lead us along Creek Trail A which has numerous cascades, fossils and creek crossings. We will have an option to return along the creek or follow the road back to the parking area.
Contact Angela Carter at 513-300-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Directions: From Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Ridge Avenue exit.
Drive south on Ridge Ave. for 1.5 miles and turn left on Section Road.
Look for the entrance on your left shortly after turning onto Section Road.
Meet at the parking lot on the left across from French House. The address is 3012 Section Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45237.
After the hike, proceed to The Gathering at Northern Hills (at 460 Fleming Road, 45231, Fleming Road runs west from Springfield Pike, north of Suburb of Wyoming) for wine and appetizers at 5:15 pm and the holiday potluck dinner at 5:45 pm. Bring your favorite dish! If you’d like to be assigned a category —appetizer, entrée, etc.—call Jim Mason at 937-239-5692.
Sunday, December 2, 7:00 pm: Lecture, The Gathering at Northern Hills
A Journey Around Lake Superior
presented by Andrew Lane Gibson, Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
Join Andrew as he vicariously takes you on a journey around Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. He’ll be sharing photos, stories, and details of the bounty of flora and fauna from his recent trip. Over 35 native orchids, 50+ ferns, numerous waterfalls, countless arctic and western disjuncts, and incredible scenery sure to amaze will be featured. It will be sure to inspire you to experience this incredible corner of the world for yourself one day soon!
Andrew Lane Gibson is a native Ohioan and overall admirer of the natural world. He currently works as a field botanist for the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves where he monitors, surveys and manages our state’s nature preserves, rare plant species, and habitats. Gibson is graduate of Ohio University in plant biology and ecology, as well as Hocking College in wildlife management and biology.
He is also an ardent photographer and writer and publishes a popular nature blog and Instagram, The Buckeye Botanist (http://floraofohio.blogspot.com/ ) , featuring his many botanical forays and travels. You can frequently find him leading hikes or giving presentations to numerous naturalist groups and organizations throughout the Ohio and the Midwest. Gibson’s hope is to be a catalyst for more people to appreciate and love our infinitely fascinating natural world.
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**Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10 am: Honeysuckle Removal at Avon Woods - Eradicating Alien Invaders
Join us for a Two-Hour “Green Up Day” in the middle of winter. Help Avon Woods Nature Preserve remove harmful invasive plants such as winter creeper and honeysuckle. You’ll be rewarded next spring with a bounty of wildflowers. Plus, pizza will be provided for lunch afterward for all volunteers! If possible, RSVP at http://bttr.im/wyoil by December 6. Or just show up. No experience necessary. You may bring your own loppers and gloves if you have them.
Directions: Meet at Avon Woods Nature Preserve, 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 driveway to the lodge at the end, where we will meet .
To see a google map, click here
Details of further events will be posted here in Nov 2018
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.