Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Thursday Nov 19, 2020 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.) .
For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab.
What you missed- On Friday November 13, 2020, Naturalist/Photographer/Author Bill Beatty of West Virginia presented a program “Medicinal Plants” about the history of plant names, from local common names, to long descriptive names, and finally, thanks to Linnaeus, our succinct (and unique) 2-word names of Genus and species. He told stories of how plant names (especially “official” names) relate to the medicinal properties of the plants. After his talk at 10pm, he returned to banding Saw-Whet owls. See his fine photos at http://www.agpix.com/results.php?agid=BiBe10 and https://wvbirder.wordpress.com/ and to see his feisty Saw-Whet owls videos, scroll down at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BBCWV//
What you missed- On Saturday November 14, 2020, the Society had its annual honeysuckle project at the public nature preserve Johnson/Benedict/Hazelwood Preserve in Montgomery, Ohio. Thanks to our group of 17 on a fine sunny day. group a , group b Our Three Leaders Dr Theresa Culley , Marjie Becus , Christine Hadley
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Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 9am (until noon) - Burnet Woods Invasive Removal – Clifton Neighborhood of Cincinnati- Hamilton County, Ohio
RSVP- No RSVP required, since you may sign up when you arrive.
Or if you want to sign up early (online), please go to the Cincinnati Parks website under "Volunteers," or click here
If you sign up on-line, please check in at the beginning of the event, also, so that we know that you have joined us.
The Project- Our Society, and several other local nature groups are now working fully with Cincinnati Parks to restore the Natural Areas at 5 of our Cincinnati Parks. Thanks to our leaders Jim Mason, Lisa Haglund, Steve Slack for coordinating this project at Burnet Woods. We have accomplished much, but much more to do.
This week’s work- Please see map
Some of the slopes are pretty steep, so if it is slippery, OK to leave some behind for a drier day. There should still be some leaves on the honeysuckles for ID. As always, if there is any question about plant ID, leave it behind.
Safety- Again, the plan is to work in groups of 9 volunteers, plus one team leader, wearing masks when working closer than 6 feet apart, and cut lots of honeysuckle! Also Restrooms are nearby, either in the park or at nearby restaurants.
What to bring – No Experience Necessary, we can show you what to do. If you have them, bring your favorite tools: gloves, pruners, loppers, saws, trimmers, and protective gear for power equipment. Otherwise, we have plenty of tools, and fresh gloves for you to use.
We will provide stump treatment spray if you would like to use it. Or you may work with someone who can spray the stumps.
Directions- Enter Burnet Woods from Clifton Avenue, opposite Good Sam Hospital and drive a short distance Please park near the bandstand where we will meet. See map of our work area here
Any questions, or if late or lost, call Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438. If late, I will come and show you to our work area.
(NEW) Saturday December 5, 2020 at 10am -Invasive Removal at Avon Woods, a Cincinnati Park on Paddock Road. Check later for meeting place and details
Friday December 11, 2020- Live Zoom Meeting- “The Lakeplain Oak Openings of Northwest Ohio: Intersections of Greatness!” Presented by Dr. Todd Crail
Join Todd Crail PhD, Associate Lecturer of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, as we explore the geologic and physio-geographic factors that intersect in the Lakeplain Oak Openings communities to host the greatest numbers of rare plant species by county in Ohio.
We will visualize the progressions of proglacial lakes that formed the beach ridge, and look at local factors of hydrology that produce extremely distinctive community associations in very close proximity.
Plus, lots of botanical eye candy. Please check out his Facebook site and his YouTube videos.
Directions: Our Zoom meeting has a simple three-part process.
1: Please RSVP before 8pm Thursday December 10 by clicking here . Fill in this brief form and submit it.
2: You should then receive an email on late morning of Friday Dec 11 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!
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Friday December 11, 2020 , our next Zoom Lecture. Details soon,
December 19, 2020, at 9am - Saturday Invasive removal at Burnet Woods. Check later for meeting place and details
January 16, 2021 at 9am - Saturday Invasive removal at Burnet Woods. Check later for meeting place and details
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.