Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wed May 18, 2022 at 3pm
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 Saturday May 14, 2022, there was a memorial service for Vic Soukup (who passed in late 2019) held at the Gathering at Northern Hills. This was arranged by Vic and Shirley’s four children. There was nice classical music, and then many family and friends told of their memories of Vic. He had been active in the Society for over 50 years. More info in his obituary and info about his work in our herbarium . Photo- Four past Society Presidents, Jim Innes, Jim Williams, Christine Hadley, Bob Bergstein.
--Our next event--
Saturday May 21, 2022 at 10am- Cumberland Falls Area, South Central Kentucky- Please RSVP to Angela Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-300-2787
Join Leader Rob Parateley along the trails in the Cumberland Falls area. Plan on bringing water, snacks and lunch to enjoy along the trail.
We'll take a couple of lovely short trails in the park to pick up the longer Trail 1, which is the Sheltowee Trace (the through trail that runs the entire length of the Daniel Boone National Forest.) The Sheltowee will take us out of the park along the south bank of the Cumberland River.
Folks will love this lush forest, so similar to the forests of the southern Appalachians to the east and south of us. I'd like to leave a choice up the trail to you folks. There is a short spur to a little sweet box canyon with a waterfall (Dog Slaughter Falls- what a name!). The out and back to that will be about 4 1/2 miles. Instead of hiking to the falls, we could make a loop by climbing up out of the gorge cut by the Cumberland and head back towards our parking lot through an upland oak, oak-pine forest for contrast with the hemlock-hardwoods forest near the river. This would add a mile + to our hike and definitely would add elevation up and down.
Directions: Meet in the parking lot of the DuPont Lodge at 10am. Google knows this, DuPont Lodge, 7351 KY-90, Corbin, KY 40701. This is about a three-hour drive from Cincy. (It's Interstate 75 all the way to Exit 25. Head southwest on 25W which runs into KY 90. Continue west to the Resort Park & follow the signs for the DuPont Lodge.) From there we will caravan by car a short way to the trailhead.
Saturday May 14, 2022 at 9am – Burnet Woods Invasive Project. This is part of a long term project supported by the Society. More info Here . Questions, contact Bob Bergstein at email@example.com or 513-477-4438
Saturday June 4, 2022 - Gross Memorial Woods, Shelby County, Ohio – Leader Rick Gardner, sedges
Sunday June 5, 2022 – Annual Picnic at Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery, Hamilton County, Ohio
Saturday June 11, 2022 - Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve, Jackson County, Ohio - Leader Dave Kuehner
Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2022 - Valley View & Victoria Glades, Jefferson County, Missouri – Leader Dan Boone
Saturday June 25, 2022 - Oak Openings and Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, Lucas County, Ohio
Saturday July 23, 2022 - Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs Preserve, Adams/Pike Counties, Ohio – Leader Dave Kuehner (limited 15)
Saturday July 30, 2022 - Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve, Adams County, Ohio – Leaders Marjie Becus & Judy Komorowski
Saturday August 20, 2022 - Tour of Shaker Trace Nursery and UC Center for Field Studies
Saturday September 9, 2022 - Picnic and Photo Sharing at Avon Woods Nature Center
-- Our annual schedule and Fall newsletter will be posted here in Sept 2022--