Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Thursday Dec 5, 2019 at 2pm
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
Our Next Event
On December 8, 2019, come to any or all parts of our day's events. Hike, Potluck, Lecture.
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00 pm: Annual Hardy Souls Hike, Buttercup Valley Preserve (followed by the holiday potluck and program)
Please join us as Greg Torres leads our annual hike. This year's site has been selected in memoriam of Skip Meinhart who tirelessly dedicated his time to fight invasives in this preserve. Buttercup Valley is a beautiful piece of forest which has been untouched since the pioneer days and some of the trees in the valley are over 200 years old. We'll meet at the end of Stanford Drive in Northside, at the entrance to the trail.
Contact Angela Carter at 513-300-2787 or email@example.com if you have questions.
Directions: The are multiple options to reach the preserve depending on your location. Turn east onto Stanford Drive from Hamilton Ave and the on-street parking is limited; the official address is 1558 Stanford Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45223, but Google maps knows our trailhead parking area as "1550 Stanford Drive"
After the hike you may proceed to Gathering at Northern Hills at 460 Fleming Road (an address Google Maps knows) for Wine and fellowship at 5:15; dinner at 5:45.
You may bring an appetizer, main dish, side dish or dessert of your choice. Any Question, Contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438 .
Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:00 pm: Lecture Program, Gathering at Northern Hills
“Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Basin” – Daniel and Judy Dourson
Dan Dourson spent more than 20 years with the US Forest Service as the wildlife biologist for the Stanton Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. During that time, he managed and documented both plant and animal species.
He and his wife, Judy, have recently completed their first book in a biodiversity series, “Wildflowers and Ferns of the Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River Basin” which highlights many of the over 1500 flowering plants that occur within the Red River Watershed.
The book will be available for purchase at the talk. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for a book signing as well.
Details of the following events will be posted in early January 2020
January 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center
Rare Plant Projects throughout Kentucky: Inventory, Monitoring, Management, and Restoration
Tara Littlefield Berry KSNPC
February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center
Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie
February 22, 2020: Saturday Indoor Tour, Northern Kentucky University
Herbarium, Conservatory, Planetarium (Slight Program Change: Sorry, Planetarium is no longer operational, rest of tour as planned)
March 13, 2020: Friday Potluck & Lecture at the Gathering at Northern Hills
5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship
5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner
7:00 pm Annual Meeting and Program
Why Scientific Names Change and Why You Should Be Happy About It
March 21, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Madison Tract- Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Adams Co, OH
April 11, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Red River Gorge, Powell & Wolfe Co, KY
April 25, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Round Pond Sanctuary, Pope Co, IL
April 26, 2020: Sunday Field Trip
Caesar Creek Gorge, Warren Co, OH
May 2, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Red River Gorge, Powell/Wolfe Co, KY
May 9, 2020: Saturday Field Trip
Kope Hollow. Brown Co, OH
May date TBD, 2020: Give Back Day Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge SNP. Warren Co, OH
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
Our next newsletter will be mailed in Early January, 2020
**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 with info on City Commission meetings on July 10 and 17.
Details of further events will be posted here in Jan 2019
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.