Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 12pm
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 Sat June 18, 2022 Dan Boone, Jim Decker and Roger Beadles led a small group to Valley View Glades Natural Area & Victoria Glades, in Jefferson County, Missouri and then on Sunday to Tom Sauk. Much seen on a warm weekend.
--Our next event--
Photos- Saturday group at Valley View Glades, Sunday group at Tom Sauk , Astragalus crassicarpus or ground plum , Clematis fremontii , Dalea purpurea and Dalea candida, Echinacea simulate , Phemeranthus calycinus largeflower fameflower , prairie coreopsis , wild quinine lead plant goats rue American Ipecac Arkansas Bedstraw prairie phlox field milkwort butterfly weed, Photos by AC
"You don’t have to be a plant expert to enjoy these trips. The locations are amazing and the atmosphere is casual. I’ve enjoyed every hike that I’ve attended for many years!"- BB
Saturday June 25, 2022 at 10am - Oak Openings Area Field Trip- Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, followed by Irwin Prairie, Lucas County, Ohio, west of Toledo, Ohio
Join Todd Crail, of the University of Toledo, for a journey from the barren dune tops to wet prairies in this amazing natural area in Northwest Ohio.
We will explore multiple environments that will allow us to see specialties like prickly pear cactus, wood lilies, and grass pink orchids. We will begin with the most accessible trails and begin to work out way toward some unique off trail locations that are a special treat in the abundances of species. But we will try to see all the goodies in accessible ways! For more information and pdf maps, go to https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/kitty-todd-nature-preserve/
What to Wear/Bring- Take footwear that can get a bit wet, long pants, hat. Also take muck (rubber) boots, if you plan to come to Irwin Prairie (our second destination, only ten minutes away.)
Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch to be enjoyed afterwards. The weather forecast is dry, but high of 93.
RSVP Please- RSVP to Angela Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-300-2788 so we know when everyone has arrived.
Angela may have info on possible car pooling. You may wish to stay over in the area, either the night before or after, to make a weekend mini-vacation.
Directions- The google map address is Kitty Todd Nature Preserve or 10420 Old State Line Road, Swanton, OH 43558. Driving Time is about 3 and 1/2 hours from downtown Cincy. Look for the small sign and driveway on the right (north) side of the road.
-details of the following events will be posted soon --
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--