Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tuesday Jan 7, 2020 at 11pm

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 Sunday Dec 8, 2019. Greg Torres led our annual Hardy Souls hike at Buttercup Valley in Northside. This year's site was selected in memory of Skip Meinhart. Many attended on this warm 55 degree day. This was followed by delicious potluck dinner at Gathering at Northern Hills.  And lecture “Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky’s Red River Basin” presented by  Dan and Judy Dourson, based on their fine new book  Much info  https://www.amazon.com/Wildflowers-Ferns-River-Greater-Limestone/dp/1949669009#reader_B07NJDVZ5Z which shows the excellent intro text but doesn’t show the fine plant photos and descriptions.

Our Next Event

January 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program at Avon Woods Nature Center

Rare Plant Projects throughout Kentucky: Inventory, Monitoring, Management, and Restoration
presented by Tara Littlefield Berry, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC)

Tara will talk about current plant conservation projects across Kentucky that she has been involved with over the past few years either through the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves, Kentucky Native Plant Society or on botanical family adventures.   

Projects discussed will include a wide array of topics ranging from the study of mountain bogs, rare orchid restoration, long term vegetation monitoring of the grasslands of the central/western region, restoring  lost ecosystems of the Cumberland plateau (seeps and barrens), riparian vegetation study of the Green River, best KY botanical finds for 2019, rare plant and community propagation/restoration, rare plant status surveys, plant citizen scientists projects, and more.

Bio: Tara Littlefield is the senior botanist and manager of the Plant Conservation Section at the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves. She also currently serves as the President of the Kentucky Native Plant Society and coordinator of the Kentucky Plant Conservation Alliance. 

She grew up on the southern edge of the cedar creek glade complex in Hardin County, Kentucky and has had a fascination with the natural world since a small child.  Tara has a B.S. in Biogeochemistry from University of Louisville and a M.S. in Forest/Plant Ecology from the University of Kentucky.  Much of her work involves rare species surveys (state/federally listed/globally rare), general floristic inventories (vascular and nonvascular), natural areas inventory, protection of natural areas, rare plant propagation, restoration and recovery, and rare plant/community management. 

She is particularly interested in plant distributions, endemism, paleoecology/botany, seed collecting, mushrooms, lichens, caterpillars, spiders, exploring natural areas, environmental education for kids, medicinal/edible plants, and the chemistry of plants. click  here  or  https://kentuckybotanist.com/

Directions: Avon Woods Nature Center is a Cincinnati City Park at 4235 Paddock Road, Cincinnati 45229. Google maps knows the name Avon Woods Nature Center and their map now shows the long driveway with the Nature Center at the end.

From the Norwood Lateral (SR #562), take the Paddock Road exit and drive 9/10 mile South on Paddock Road to the Avon Woods Park driveway. 

Turn sharp right and go to the lodge at the end of the long dark drive.
Please bring a snack to share with others if you can. We have short announcements before the lecture.

If late or lost, contact Bob at 513-477-4438

Info about the following events will be posted soon

--February 2020--

February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center

Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie
David Nolin

February 22, 2020: Saturday Indoor Tour, Northern Kentucky University
Herbarium, Conservatory, Planetarium (Slight Program Change: Sorry, Planetarium is no longer operational, rest of tour as planned)

--March 2020--

March 13, 2020: Friday Potluck & Lecture   at the Gathering at Northern Hills

5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship

5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner

7:00 pm Annual Meeting and Program

Why Scientific Names Change and Why You Should Be Happy About It
Allison Cusick

March 21, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Madison Tract- Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Adams Co, OH

--April 2020--

April 11, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Red River Gorge, Powell & Wolfe Co, KY

April 25, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Round ­­Pond Sanctuary, Pope Co, IL

April 26, 2020: Sunday Field Trip

Caesar Creek Gorge, Warren Co, OH
 

--May 2020--
 

May 2, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Red River Gorge, Powell/Wolfe Co, KY

May 9, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Kope Hollow. Brown Co, OH

May date TBD, 2020: Give Back Day Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge SNP. Warren Co, OH

May 30, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Gross Memorial Woods SNP, Shelby Co, OH

** May 31, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Wise’s property, Butler Co, OH

--June 2020--
 

** June 7, 2020: Sunday Field Trip

Picnic at Keystone Flora, Hamilton Co, OH

June 14, 2020: Sunday Field Trip

Lake Katherine SNP, Jackson Co, OH

--July 2020--
 

July 18, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Shawnee State Forest, Scioto Co, OH

July 25, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Huffman Prairie, Greene Co, OH

July 30, 2020: Thursday Field Trip
Versailles SP, Ripley Co, IN

--Aug 2020--

Aug 2, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs, Adams Co, OH

August 16, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Donnybrook Fen & Woodman Fen, Montgomery Co, OH

--Sept 2020--

September 11, 2020, 7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

6:30 pm Picnic Supper

7:30 pm Members' Photo Sharing Program

Our next newsletter will be mailed in Early January, 2020

    
(**Dayton Controversy - Paul Knoop Prairie- The Dayton Airport is seeking to sell for development 140 acres of restored Prairie. It had been farmland and was purchased by the airport in 1993, then leased to Aullwood Audubon Center and restored as a prairie. It is named after Paul Knoop, former director of Aullwood. (Paul spoke to the Society and led a hike for us in 2017).  The Society has not taken a position on this, but if you wish to sign a petition, click here , or see much more info at Aullwood’s website  https://aullwood.audubon.org/preserve-knoop-prairie)

  

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.

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

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  Newsletter 2019 Sept  

SCHEDULE COVER 2019 2020

schedule inside 2019 2020

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--Quick look ahead 2020
** is co-sponsored or non-Society  

 

January 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

Rare Plant Projects throughout Kentucky: Inventory, Monitoring, Management, and Restoration
Tara Littlefield Berry KSNPC

February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie
David Nolin

February 22, 2020 : Saturday Indoor Tour, Northern Kentucky University

Herbarium, Conservatory, Planetarium
(Slight Program Change: Sorry, Planetarium is no longer operational, rest of tour as planned)

March 13, 2020: Friday Potluck & Lecture  at the Gathering at Northern Hills

5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship

5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner

7:00 pm Annual Meeting and Program

Why Scientific Names Change and Why You Should Be Happy About It
Allison Cusick

March 21, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Madison Tract-Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Adams Co, OH

April 11, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Red River Gorge, Powell & Wolfe Co, KY

April 25, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Round ­­Pond Sanctuary, Pope Co, IL

April 26, 2020: Sunday Field Trip

Caesar Creek Gorge, Warren Co, OH

May 2, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Red River Gorge, Powell/Wolfe Co, KY

May 9, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Kope Hollow. Brown Co, OH

May TBD 2020: Give Back Day Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge SNP. Warren Co, OH

May 30, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Gross Memorial Woods SNP, Shelby Co, OH

** May 31, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Wise’s property, Butler Co, OH

** June 7, 2020: Sunday Field Trip

Picnic at Keystone Flora, Hamilton Co, OH

June 14, 2020: Sunday Field Trip

Lake Katherine SNP, Jackson Co, OH

July 18, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Shawnee State Forest, Scioto Co, OH

July 25, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Huffman Prairie, Greene Co, OH

July 30, 2020: Thursday Field Trip
Versailles SP, Ripley Co, IN

Aug 2, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs, Adams Co, OH

August 16, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Donnybrook Fen & Woodman Fen, Montgomery Co, OH

September 11, 2020, 7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

6:30 pm Picnic Supper

7:30 pm Members' Photo Sharing Program

 ** 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 amcarter@fuse.net or 513-300-2787,

or Bob Bergstein, Communications Chairman at 513-477-4438, email is bergstein123@gmail.com

  

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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