Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)
Updated Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 6 pm
Our hikes and lectures are free and open to the public, (but we depend on our memberships to cover our expenses.) Come learn about Cincinnati Native Plants. The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society welcomes you to our great (and free) events. All are welcome.
What you missed- On Sat Aug 9, 2014, Botanist David Brandenburg led our group of ten on a wonderful tour of Dawes Arboretum, east of Columbus. In the morning we saw a variety of trees from around the world, David showing (eg) a maple tree with pinnate leaves, the true cedar of Lebanon and various confusingly named "cedars", and the unique Franklin tree, extinct in the wild. In the afternoon, we visited a former soy bean field, transformed into an amazing native wetland. He showed us aerenchyma in a variety of wetland plants Temperature 68 warming to 85. Group photo , bald cypress swamp , sharp-winged monkey flower , Persimmons , Franklinia Tree , giant “DAWES” , David-Elberta-Cup-plant-Prairie Dock , Flat-Topped White Aster , blue vervain , swamp loosestrife , cardinal flower .
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Saturday, August 16, 10 am: Whipple State Nature Preserve, Adams County, Ohio (We meet at Walmart in town of West Union, Ohio)
Rick Gardner, Ohio Chief Botanist, will lead us through the latest addition to the 448-acre Whipple State Nature Preserve near the Ohio River in Adams County. The area has cedar glades, 40-ft. dolomite cliffs, and springs.
Noteworthy plants include: slender blazing star, American aloe, crossvine, southern blackhaw, and tall larkspur.There are no trails and some steep inclines. Recommend hiking boots, hiking poles and tick repellant. (and probably lunch)
Let Christine know if you will be attending at 513-850-9585 or .
Directions: From the east side of Cincinnati, take I-275 to exit 63B to merge onto OH 32 East.
Travel for 41 miles on OH 32.
Turn right onto OH 247 South and travel for 9.7 miles.
Turn right onto W. Main St (which is also OH 41 and OH 125) and travel for 0.1 miles.
Turn left onto S. Manchester St./OH 41 South and drive 1.1 miles to Wal-Mart, on the right, where we will meet in the parking lot and then carpool from there.
The address for Walmart is 11217 OH 41, West Union, OH 45693. For a google map from I-275, click here . Driving time from I-275 is about 1 hour and five minutes.
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Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm: Member Photo Sharing Program, Avon Woods Nature Center
Please bring your photos (on thumb drive or CD) and slides, to share with friends. Wewill have a digital projector and computer, and cookies and coffee, too. Come early, at 6:30 pm, and bring a picnic dinner, if you like. Call Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438 for computer information.
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 mile south on Paddock to the Avon Woods Park driveway. Turn sharp right onto the drive next to the park sign (on the westside of Paddock) and go to the lodge at the end of the long dark drive.
If you are not yet a member, you are welcome to attend events. 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