Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 11pm
Our hikes and lectures are free and open to the public, (but we depend on our memberships to cover our expenses.) . All are welcome. 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
The Western Wildlife Corridor's Annual Wildflower Festival originally scheduled for Saturday May 19 has been cancelled. This is a non-Society event that was mentioned in our May Newsletter.
What you missed- On May 5, 2018 we visited the Portman Trail at the Edge in Adams County. Description soon.
What you missed- On Sat April 28, 2018, Rich McCarty of Nature Conservancy led the group to a new property Smoky Hollow, overlooking Ohio River in Adams County. 29 in attendance and temp 48. Group Photo with R McCarty left of center tree , Goldenseal , Bulblet Fern-Viola triloba , Luna moth , Adder's tongue fern , showy orchis , hoary puccoon , blue-eyed grass- albidum - Photos by Angela Carter
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Saturday, May 19, 2019 at 11 am: Oak Openings & Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, Lucas County, Ohio
Join Dave Kuehner as he leads us through the Oak Openings. The Oak Openings region, west of Toledo, is one of Ohio's most ecologically unique areas, containing globally rare ecosystems and more than one-third of the state's rare plant species. The sandy soils of the Oak Openings support a distinctive flora that is both diverse and abundant. One of the botanical highlights will be the transcendent wild lupine, a potentially threatened species conspicuous in its beauty.
We will also target plains puccoon and Virginia dwarf dandelion, both threatened species. Moss phlox and sweet fern are only two of the many additional plants that will be on our radar. We will explore a sand barren in Oak Openings Metropark and then travel to Kitty Todd, an Ohio Nature Conservancy preserve.
Be sure to pack a lunch. Contact Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know if you will be attending or if you have any questions. Inform Christine if you would like to carpool and let her know what area of town you are in.
Directions: From Cincinnati, take I-75 north to exit 192 for I-475 near Maumee.
Merge onto I-475 North/US 23 North and drive for 4 miles to exit 4 for US 24 East.
Drive 0.7 miles on US 24 and turn left onto Monclova Road for 6 miles.
Turn right onto South Eber Road, then left onto Monclova Road, and drive for 2.8 miles to Wilkins Road.
Turn left (south) on Wilkins Road.
At the end of Wilkins Road, turn right and look for the Mallard Lake parking lot on your right.
We will meet at the far (north) end of the parking lot. There will be restrooms there. Allow about 3 hours and 45 minutes from Cincinnati.
Details of further events will be posted here in May 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.