Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tuesday Oct 6, 2020 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 October 3, 2020, 22 volunteers from the Society, Preserve Burnet Woods, Cincinnati Parks and other groups removed invasive plants (honeysuckle & porcelain berry) from Burnet Woods. Fine weather, 55 degrees. This is part of a major project to restore our Cincy parks. Our next project is on Sat Oct 24, 2020 at 9am. Details later.
What you missed- On September 11, 2020 the Society had our Photo-Sharing September meeting, except this year remotely, by Zoom. It was nice to see everyone at the half hour social time before the meeting. Thanks to the six who shared their fine photos. About 30 in attendance.
--Our next event--
Friday October 9, 2020, 7:30pm (Social time at 7pm): Live Lecture Program remotely by Zoom – RSVP required by 10pm Thursday
Understanding Global Climate Change: Impacts on Midwestern Ecosystems
presented by Dr. Jeff Corney, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Nature Center.
The Midwest’s climate supports three major ecosystems: deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and grasslands. However, climatologists predict significant climate changes over the next 100 years. As each ecosystem is comprised of plants adapted to survive and thrive only within a limited range of climatic conditions, such changes will likely result in a corresponding shift in the composition of ecosystems throughout the region.
Dr. Jeff Corney became the executive Director of the Cincinnati Nature Center in May 2019. Born in Michigan, he received Master’s and Doctorate degrees at The Ohio State University in Natural Resources. He came to Cincinnati from his directorship of the Wilderness Center in NE Ohio. Find out about membership and events at the Nature Center at https://www.cincynature.org/
How to attend our Zoom Meeting
1. Computer Requirements- Any Internet or WIFI connected computer will allow you to view/hear the meeting and your friends . If you have a camera/microphone on your computer, you can decide later if others can see/hear you.
2. Please Register before 10pm on Thursday. If you wish to attend, click the link below which will take you to our short registration form. Enter your email address and that you will be attending. The Society does not share this (or any) info with other groups. Registration link is
3. If you registered by Thursday 10pm, then on late Friday morning, you will receive an email with a zoom-link to our meeting.
4. You may enter the zoom-meeting anytime after Friday 7pm by clicking the zoom-link in your Friday morning email.
At Friday 7:00pm, our social half hour begins. See and talk to your friends.
At Friday 7:30pm, our actual meeting (short business meeting and lecture) begins. We will have a live question period at the end of the talk.
5. If you have any questions before the meeting, or have trouble connecting during the meeting, contact Bob Bergstein by phone at 513-477-4438
Friday Nov 13, 2020 at 7:30pm by Zoom - Live Lecture Program- Speaker to be announced
Our next newsletter will be mailed in October 2020
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.