Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tuesday Aug 16, 2022 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.)  

"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

--Our next event--

Saturday August 20, 2022 at 10am - Visit to Shaker Trace Nursery and then UC Center for Field Studies, Hamilton County, Ohio (RSVP required, limited to 25, see below)

(As of Tues Aug 16, this event is now filled)

Join us for a visit to Shaker Trace Nursery in Miami Whitewater Forest (Western Hamilton County, Oh). Seeds of more than 200 species of native plants are harvested and processed for restoration projects throughout the Hamilton County Park System. Volunteers help to plant and maintain beds, harvest, and process native seeds, which are stored in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment until they’re needed for habitat restoration projects.

This is a great place to see wildflowers (and butterflies) in abundance. For more info click here

After our tour here, we will drive a short distance (two minutes) to the UC Center for Field Studies. Director Ken Petren will show us this field station where a variety of UC’s Natural History and Archeological field work is done. There is a large open shelter where we can have lunch and then enjoy some of the great restored prairies surrounding the buildings. More info at here   or here  or here

RSVP required. Contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438 or

Directions: We are first meeting at Shaker Trace Nursery is at 8667 New Haven Road, Harrison, OH 45030.  Most routes including exit #7 from I-74, do not pass the Parks entrance booths and so avoid the Park day fee.

Driving time is about 30 minutes from downtown Cincy. If you have RSVP'd, and need detailed driving directions, please contact me. (Or if you are late or lost.)

After this, we will drive two minutes to UC Center for Field Studies which is at 11053 Oxford Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030.  

Saturday September 9, 2022 - Picnic and Photo Sharing at Avon Woods Nature Center (details will be posted soon).

-- Our annual schedule and Fall newsletter will be posted here in Sept 2022--

Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, Ohio Native Plant Society , SW Ohio Chapter, Come Learn about Cincinnati and Ohio Native Plants.  

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Membership Renewals

It's membership renewal time again. All memberships need to be renewed on September 1 of each year (unless you have paid for multiple years). Please go to our membership page and renew wth PayPal. Alternatively, from the membership, you can print out the renewal form and send it to our Membership Chair.


The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society exists because of the generosity of our members and donors. To become a member, go to our membership page by clicking on the "Membership" tab in the upper bar. To give a direct donation to the society, please go to our donation web page by clicking the button below:

The society is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership or donation may be tax deductible.

--Quick look ahead 2022--
** means Non-Society event

Saturday August 20, 2022 - Tour of Shaker Trace Nursery and UC Center for Field Studies (in Miami Whitewater Forest which is a Hamilton County Park) (event is now filled)

Saturday September 9, 2022 - Picnic and Photo Sharing at 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 President Angela Carter at or 513-300-2787,

or Bob Bergstein, Communications Chairman at 513-477-4438 or email


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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