Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 1pm
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.
Important Update posted on Wed May 6, 2020 at 1pm
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Society has cancelled our events through May 16, 2020.
Later events may also be cancelled, so please check back.
We are uncertain when our events will no longer be cancelled, and may require RSVPs or limit the number of attendees, and require safe distances between attendees.
We hope to reschedule our missed events in year 2021! We wil resume our newsletter when we restart our events. Stay healthy.
What you missed- On Sunday March 8, 2020, we had 22 enthusiastic workers removing invasive vines and bush honeysuckle from Avon Woods Preserve. This is part of the Society’s ongoing efforts working to fully restore our Cincinnati Parks to their original beauty. Weather a fine 40-50 and sunny. We enjoyed pizza on the picnic tables afterward. Thanks to all who helped. Group Photo (missing several people)
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(Cancelled) -Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10 am: Kope Hollow (Kope Nature Preserve), Brown County, OH
Dan Boone will guide us through Kope Hollow, one of Cardinal Land Trust’s newest preserves, that he has been surveying with over 150 species. This will be a moderate hike through mesophytic woods with waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to brush up on tree, grass and sedge ID and we hope to see Miami Mist and wild hyacinth in bloom.
Contact Angela Carter at 513-300-2787 or email@example.com if you have questions and plan on attending.
Directions: Google maps knows the address “Kope Hollow, Union Township, OH 45167” which is on US-52 East of Higgensport Ohio (and West of Ripley, Ohio) in Brown County, Ohio.
From Downtown Cincy get onto I-471 S into Kentucky . After 4.9 miles stay left to take exit 1A for I-275E toward Columbus/Ohio.US-52. Drive 3.9 miles on I-275 re-entering Ohio and take exit #71 for East US-52 toward New Richmond. Continue straight onto East US-52 and drive 30 miles passing through Higgensport, Ohio and just past Pisgah Hill Road, to address 5061-5051 on US-52 (Google doesn’t know this address, but does know “Kope Hollow, Union Township, OH 45167”. Kope Hollow Preserve will be on your left.
(Cancelled) -May 16, 2020: Saturday Give Back Day Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge SNP on Corwin Road. Warren Co, OH
Check later to see if the below events are cancelled or changed.
May 30, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Gross Memorial Woods SNP, Shelby Co, OH
** May 31, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Wise’s property, Butler Co, OH
** June 7, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Picnic at Keystone Flora, Hamilton Co, OH
June 14, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Lake Katherine SNP, Jackson Co, OH
July 18, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Shawnee State Forest, Scioto Co, OH
July 25, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Huffman Prairie, Greene Co, OH
July 30, 2020: Thursday Field Trip
Versailles SP, Ripley Co, IN
Aug 2, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs, Adams Co, OH
August 16, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Donnybrook Fen & Woodman Fen, Montgomery Co, OH
September 11, 2020, 7:30 pm: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center
6:30 pm Picnic Supper
7:30 pm Members' Photo Sharing Program
(**Dayton Controversy - Paul Knoop Prairie
- The Dayton Airport is seeking to sell for development 140 acres of restored Prairie. It had been farmland and was purchased by the airport in 1993, then leased to Aullwood Audubon Center and restored as a prairie. It is named after Paul Knoop, former director of Aullwood. (Paul spoke to the Society and led a hike for us in 2017). The Society has not taken a position on this, but if you wish to sign a petition, click here
, or see much more info at Aullwood’s website https://aullwood.audubon.org/preserve-knoop-prairie)
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.