Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Friday Dec 3, 2021 at 7pm

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 Nov 21, 2021, we joined Cincinnati Parks for an invasive project at Avon Woods. About ten of us worked on a fine 45 degree day. Photos – Our crew , our Junior crew.

--Our next event--

**Saturday Dec 4, 2021, at 9am (3 hour event) – Honeysuckle Removal at Burnet Woods

Please join us as we help “Preserve Burnet Woods” in our ongoing project to improve the natural areas of this Cincinnati City Park. No experience necessary, but experienced workers are definitely needed to help identify and treat the invasives.

Click here, to see the full PDF event description by Lisa Haglund, as well as information from Cincinnati Parks’ Christyl Johnson-Roberts about online volunteer registration and its importance.

You may bring your own loppers and gloves, if you wish. If late or lost, contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438

Directions- Google maps knows our meeting location Trailside Nature Center, 3251 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Be sure to enter the park from Jefferson/Ludlow Ave.

As you may know, the Society has traditionally had full day of events one Sunday every December. No Potluck this year, but we will have a hike at Caldwell and a fine Zoom Lecture.

Sunday December 12, 2021 at 3pm – Hardy Souls Hike at Caldwell Nature Preserve
Join Society President Angela Carter as she leads our “Hardy Souls” hike in Caldwell Nature Preserve. This Cincinnati City Park is a beautiful place for a winter hike, with a series of deep ravines and old growth forest. There are several overlooks of the Mill Creek valley. Trails are sometimes steep, and can be slippery when wet or snowy.

Directions- Google maps knows the address.  Caldwell Nature Center, 430 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45216.

Sunday December 12, 2021 at 7:30pm, Sunday Zoom Lecture
“The Reptiles of Ohio, 2021” presented by Doug Wynn
(Be sure to register by Saturday Dec 11 at 10pm by filling out a brief form
here )

7:00 pm (until 7:30 pm) – Social time (use zoom link at 7pm to converse with others)

7:30 pm – Actual meeting begins (Ten-minute introduction followed by our Lecture)

Description- “The Reptiles of Ohio, 2021”. This new book, fifteen years in the making is a massive 1112 pages with 38 authors and 129 photographers. Highlights of the book will be presented - new and undescribed science, including photographs never before captured. Our speaker is one of the authors and editors, and he will present items that excite him the most. 

Our Speaker - In 2020, Doug was presented the Cardinal Award for Conservation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources which stated “He has turned a lifelong love of snakes and other reptiles into important research for these native Ohio species. He has participated in more than 250 research projects dealing with snake conservation in Ohio, and authored 13 publications.”

We are planning our January, February and March lectures, which will occur of the second Friday of the month.


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

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The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society exists because of the generousity 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 here. The society is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership or donation may be tax deductable.

--Quick look ahead 2021--

**Saturday Dec 4, 2021, at 9am (3 hour event) – Honeysuckle Removal at Burnet Woods

Sunday December 12, 2021 at 3pm – Hardy Souls Hike at Caldwell Nature Preserve

Sunday December 12, 2021 at 7:30pm:  Zoom Lecture, "The Reptiles of Ohio, 2021" presented by Doug Wynn

** 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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