Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tues January 12, 2021 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 Saturday Jan 9, 2021 Jim Osborn presented a program “Recovering our Natural History, One Backyard at a Time”. He discussed our disappearing natural history, the local reasons behind it and what we can do personally to recover some of it, by creating natural areas in our own yards, good for plants, bugs, and birds. Over 50 in attendance. Photo 1 .
--Our next event--
Saturday January 16, 2021 at 10am- Invasive Removal at Burnet Woods (Plenty of Space still available)
Lisa Haglund of Preserve Burnet Woods writes
“Please meet at 10 am on Brookline Drive at Trailside Nature Center. We will be splitting up into groups to cut honeysuckle along the entire area east of Brookline, from the small historic stone building by the lake up the hill to the east property line and across the hillsides and valleys to the north sidewalk up to the apartments on Bishop Street. There are also a couple of patches of honeysuckle that were missed during our previous events around the Barred Owl Trails that we can finish clearing. Looks like it'll be cold and a little breezy, so layer up and come out to work with us!”
The Project- Our Society, and several other local nature groups are assisting “Preserve Burnet Woods” (who are working fully with Cincinnati Parks) to restore the Natural Areas at 5 of our Cincinnati Parks. Thanks to Jim Mason, Lisa Haglund, Steve Slack for coordinating this project at Burnet Woods.
The volunteers have done about $30,000 worth of removal, consultation and planning in Burnet Woods in the year 2020! Thanks to all. We have accomplished much, but much more to do.
Safety- Masks required at beginning and end of event. Typically, we are far apart when working. Restrooms are available at nearby restaurants.
What to bring – No Experience Necessary, we can show you what to do. If you have them, bring your favorite tools: gloves, pruners, loppers, saws, trimmers, and protective gear for power equipment. Otherwise, we have plenty of tools.
We will bring water bottles and water for hand washing, fresh nitrile and cotton gloves, loppers and hand saws. Hope to see you there!
Directions: We will meet near Trailside Nature Center. Since some roads within the park are closed please enter the park from Ludlow_Ave/Jefferson_Ave , and drive a short distance on Brookline Drive into the park. Google maps knows the address “Trailside Nature Center, Brookline Drive” . If late or lost, contact Bob Bergstein by phone at 513-477-4438.
January 18, 2021 - Monday Invasive removal at Burnet Woods. this monday event is filled
Details will be posted by evening of Jan 16th
Friday February 12, 2021 at 7:30pm- Live Zoom Meeting- “Why Scientific Names Change and Why You Should Be Happy About It” presented by Allison Cusick (you may wish to join the zoom meeting earlier at 7pm for social time)
Registration and attending Directions: Our Zoom meeting has a simple three-part process.
1: Please RSVP before 8pm Thursday Feb 11th by clicking here . Fill in this brief form and submit it.
2: You should then receive an email on late morning of Friday Feb 12th containing a Zoom-link.
3. On Friday evening, at any time after 7pm, open your Friday morning email and click on the Zoom-link. After a brief pause, you will be admitted to the meeting.
4. Any questions, (or if you forgot to RSVP), contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438. I can send you the meeting link, even at 730 Friday!
Lecture Description- “Why Scientific Names Change and Why You Should Be Happy About It” presented by Allison Cusick
Scientific names for plants and animals are intended to provide stability and promote broad understanding among users around the world. This is a noble aim, but implementing this goal is not easy—especially today.
With accelerating advances in scientific knowledge, mainly in genetics and molecular biology, more information is now available to everyone than at any previous time in history. The immense quantities of new information have resulted in frequent nomenclatural changes. It’s unlikely that the rapid pace of discoveries will slow down any time soon.
Paper newsletters and annual schedule will resume as soon as possible, after Covid
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.