Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wednesday May 5, 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 May 1, 2021, Our Society assisted Preserve Burnet Woods by pulling more than (!) 25 bags of Garlic Mustard at Burnet Woods. Thanks to the seventeen hard workers in attendance. Weather dry sunny 44 warming to 57. Photos- Dreaded Resprout #2 , Volunteer Glenn , Sitting on a Big Garlic Mustard .
--Our next event--
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9am: Annual Give Back Day, Garlic Mustard Pull at Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve on Corwin Road, Warren County, Ohio
Join us, for three hours, to pull the invasive garlic mustard plant, which is easy to recognize and yank out of the ground. No experience is necessary. We want to help conserve DNAP's (Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves) limited resources and preserve this lovely area where so much work has already been done on the bush honeysuckle. Bring gloves and enthusiasm. We'll furnish bags. Hope for good weather. Of course, you can relax and take a nice walk after pulling garlic mustard!
Caesar Creek Gorge is a wonderful preserve of 461 acres with a variety of spring ephemerals. The gorge walls, rising 180 feet above the river, were formed by glacial meltwater, exposing Ordovician limestone and shale rich in fossils. The preserve contains diverse habitat, including floodplain and hillsides heavily wooded with beech, maple, hickory, and oak.
Note that we will be working at the Caesar Creek GORGE STATE NATURE PRESERVE on Corwin Road and NOT the nearby Caesar Creek STATE PARK. See trail map at https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7025300/main-loop
Please plan on wearing a mask and practice social distancing. Contact Angela Carter at 513-300-2787 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Directions: Google maps now knows the trailhead parking lot location as “Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve, 4080 Corwin Road, Oregonia, OH”. Driving time from Cincinnati is about 45 minutes.
From Cincinnati, drive North on I-71 for 36 miles to Exit #36 (Wilmington Road).
At the bottom of the exit, turn left (west) onto Wilmington Road and drive 1.7 miles (down the big hill and curve).
At the bottom of the big hill and curve, continue straight onto Corwin Road for 1.5 miles (Wilmington Road turns left and crosses the Little Miami) to the town of Oregonia.
Turn right to stay on Corwin road and drive 100 feet.
Turn left to stay on Corwin Road and drive 3.2 miles.
The State Nature Preserve parking lot will be on your right which is where we will meet.
Google also recommends a route taking exit #32 from I-71 with similar driving time, and both are nice drives.
Friday May 14, 2020 at 7:30 (tentative) Free Zoom Lecture- Speaker to be announced. (you may wish to join the zoom meeting earlier at 7pm for social time)
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.