Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Friday Nov 18, 2022 at 11am

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 and lectures. The locations are amazing and the atmosphere is casual. I’ve enjoyed every event that I’ve attended for many years!"- BB


      -----Our next event----

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10am (two-hour event) – Invasive Plant Project at Avon Woods Nature Preserve

Please join us for tomorrow’s invasive honeysuckle removal project at Avon Woods Nature Preserve. This small Preserve is a fine natural area, and is only 15 minutes from downtown Cincy. No experience necessary as we can show you what to do. Dress warmly.  Drew Goebel and Avon Naturalist Rachel, both of Cincinnati City Parks will be helping tomorrow.

Your assistance on this project directly benefits our Society, since we now have a written agreement allowing our use of Avon Wood Nature Center for five meetings per year in exchange for our volunteer hours working in Avon Woods (and other Cincy City Parks).

The work tomorrow- We will show everyone how to identify honeysuckle, and then head into the woods, where we will pull small honeysuckle and cut larger ones (leaving a 3” stump). Those qualified will then treat the stump with herbicide, mainly with daubers. NO Chainsaws are allowed for this event. Giant honeysuckles will be cut later by Park Staff. Any questions, or if late or lost, contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438 by voice or text.

What to bring- We will provide loppers, hand saws and cotton gloves, (and nitrile gloves which are required for those applying herbicide).  You may bring your own tools and gloves. NO Chainsaws are allowed for this event. The building and restroom will be open, and snacks and water provided.

Online Registration in the future- The City Parks prefer online registration, but for tomorrow’s event you can sign up when you arrive. We will soon provide info on how to use online registration for some future events.

Directions: Google maps knows the location Avon Woods Nature Center, 4235 Paddock Rd, 45229 .  From Paddock Road, turn West into the Preserve (at the Park sign) and drive up the 1/4 mile driveway (through the golf course) to the parking lot at the end of the drive, where we will meet.

As always or events are free and open to the public, and all are welcome.

Sunday December 4, 2022- Our usual December event- details soon
Hardy Souls Hike at local park
Potluck Dinner
Lecture by Andy Dickerson of Cardinal Land Conservancy



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

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

Saturday November 19, 2022 at 10am- Invasive Removal at Avon Woods.- 

Sunday December 4, 2022- Our usual December event- details soon
Hardy Souls Hike at local park
Potluck Dinner
Lecture by Andy Dickerson of Cardinal Land Conservancy

** 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 text/phone 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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