Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)  

Updated Monday Nov 27 , 2017 at 10pm

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 at our many hikes and lectures. All are welcome. 

For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab

What you missed- On Saturday November 11, 2017 we had a honeysuckle event at Hazelwood Preserve in Blue Ash. 10 intrepid volunteers on cool 32 degree morning.

What you missed- On Sunday November 19, 2017, we had a fine off-trail hike at Warren Wells Preserve within Winton Woods, led by Nature Interpreter Susan Sumner.  Temp 34, breezy. With 12 hikers. Group photo (Susan third from left)Beautiful creekGrape Fern , Putty Root Orchid Leaves , Giant Grape vine with Climber , Shelter in Hollow Beech , We also saw lichen covered lacewing larva similar to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-JFS-DAqpg .

 

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Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Avon Honeysuckle Removal
Join us for a two-hour “Green Up Day” in the middle of winter. Help Avon Woods Nature Preserve remove harmful invasive plants such as winter creeper and honeysuckle. You’ll be rewarded with a bounty of Spring wildflowers. Plus, pizza will be provided for lunch afterward for all volunteers! Please RSVP at 861.3435 by November 30.No experience necessary.

Directions to Avon Woods Nature Center:   Avon Woods Nature Preserve is a Cincinnati park located at 4235 Paddock Road, 45229 in the Paddock Hills/North Avondale neighborhood.
From the Norwood Lateral (route 561) drive 9/10 mile south on Paddock. (You pass across Tennessee Ave. and little Egan Hills Drive or your right)

Turn sharp right into the park driveway next to the park sign (on the WEST side of Paddock)

Follow the long driveway to the lodge at the end, where we will meet.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 3:00 pm: Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike, Glenwood Gardens, Hamilton County, Ohio (followed by the holiday potluck and program)

You’re in for a special treat on this year’s Hardy Souls Hike at Glenwood Gardens with our leader, Carol Mundy, who was head naturalist there and will share the history of this lovely park with us. The Mill Creek’s West Fork runs through Glenwood Gardens, a 335-acre park with a 1.0-mile paved trail,  a 1.6-mile Wetland Loop nature trail, formal gardens, prairie, forest, and wetlands.

Contact Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or christinehadley@earthlink.net if you have questions.

Directions: From I-75, take exit 14 (Glendale Milford Rd.). Drive west on Glendale Milford Rd. for 2 miles. Glenwood Gardens is next to McDonald’s, where Glendale Milford Rd. intersects Springfield Pike. The address is 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215. Meet in the parking lot.

After the hike, proceed to The Gathering at Northern Hills (at nearby 460 Fleming Road) for wine and appetizers at 5:15 pm and the holiday potluck dinner at 5:45 pm. Bring your favorite dish! If you’d like to be assigned a category —appetizer, entrée, etc.—call Jim Mason at 937-239-5692.

Sunday, December 3, 7:00 pm: Lecture, The Gathering at Northern Hills

What Do Trees Know and Why Does It Matter?

Dr. Tom Kimmerer, Venerable Trees, Inc.

We often think of trees as passive, almost inanimate, objects in our landscape. In fact, trees are  dynamic, responding rapidly to changes in their environment, communicating with other trees, and making decisions about growth. We will talk about how trees do all this and ask the question “do trees think?” This new understanding of trees has important lessons for how we manage trees in the landscape. Tom Kimmerer, chief scientist with Venerable Trees, Inc., has done research and taught tree physiology, forest biology and urban forestry in the United States, Indonesia and Malaysia, and was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. His list of publications is extensive.

Directions to Gathering at Northern Hills (formerly Northern Hills Fellowship):  Twice a year in December and March, we have meetings (with a potluck dinner) at Gathering at Northern Hills  located at 460 Fleming Road 45231 .  Fleming Road runs East-West  between Winton Road and Springfield Pike, and is just North of the Suburb of Wyoming, Ohio.  For a google map click here

Details of further events will be posted here in Jan 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.

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--Quick look ahead 2017-2018
** is co-sponsored or non-Society 
"New" is event added since Sept Schedule
 

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Avon Honeysuckle Removal

 

December 3, 2017 : Sunday Hike, Dinner, Lecture, The Gathering at Northern Hills

3:00 pm Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike,

Glenwood Gardens

5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship

5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner

7:00 pm What Do Trees Know and Why Does It Matter?

Dr. Tom Kimmerer, Venerable Trees, Inc.

2018

January 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

The Oil Spill & Cleanup at Glen Oak

Bret Henninger, Natural Resources Director, Great Parks of Hamilton County

February 3, 2018 : Saturday Indoor Tour, Miami University Herbarium Tour -Geology & Natural History Museums, Butler Co., OH

February 9, 2018 at  7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

The "Birds & Bees" of Butterflies & Spiders

Dr. Nathan Morehouse, Univ. of Cincinnati

February 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm: Saturday Program 100th Anniversary Celebration Event

Winton Woods Auditorium

Sisters of the Mother Forest: A Story of Lucy & Annette Braun

Dr. Alice Jones, Eastern Kentucky University

March 9, 2018 : Friday Potluck & Lecture

The Gathering at Northern Hills

5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship

5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner

7:00 pm Annual Meeting and Program

Plant Discoveries of Lewis & Clark

Dick Moseley, retired Chief of DNAP

March 31, 2018: Saturday Field Trip
Highland Cemetery, Kenton Co., KY

April 7, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Abner Hollow, Adams Co., OH

April 21, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Crane Hollow Nature Pres., Hocking Co., OH

April 28, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Smoky Hollow, Adams Co., OH

May 5, 2018: Saturday Field Trip

Portman Trail, Adams Co., OH

May 12: Saturday Give Back Day, Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve

May 19, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Oak Openings & Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, Lucas Co., OH

** June 3, 2018 : Sunday Field Trip

Picnic at Keystone Flora, Hamilton Co., OH

June 16, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Singer Lake Bog & Northern Kingsville Sand Barrens, Summit & Ashtabula Co., OH

June 23, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Leadingham Prairie Preserve & Estel-Wenrick Wetlands, Clark Co., OH

July 1, 2018 : Sunday Field Trip

Chrys Cook’s Meadow, Dearborn Co., IN

July 7, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Siebenthaler Fen & Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Greene & Champaign Co., OH

July 14, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Yahoo Falls, McCreary Co., KY

August 11, 2018 : Saturday Field Trip

Ottawa NWR, Ottawa Co., OH

August 24, 2018 : Friday Field Trip

Bats at Fernald Preserve, Hamilton Co., OH

September 7, 2018 , 7:30 pm: Friday Program

Avon Woods Nature Center

 

 ** indicates events co-sponsored by the Society 

Questions about events, lost going to an event, need e-mail reminders of events?

Call Christine Hadley, President at 513-850-9585 email christinehadley@earthlink.net

or Bob Bergstein, Communications Chairman at 513-477-4438, email is bergstein123@gmail.com

  

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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