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 amcarter@fuse.net 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 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 2020--

February 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Friday Program
Avon Woods Nature Center

Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie
David Nolin

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 2020--

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
Allison Cusick

March 21, 2020: Saturday Field Trip

Madison Tract- Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Adams Co, OH

--April 2020--

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 2020--
 

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 2020--
 

** 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 2020--
 

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 2020--

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

--Sept 2020--

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.

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

 Link to our Facebook Page


Newsletter 2019 Sept  

SCHEDULE COVER 2019 2020

schedule inside 2019 2020

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--Quick look ahead 2019
** is co-sponsored or non-Society 

 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, at Buttercup Valley Preserve

5:15pm  Appetizers at Gathering at Northern Hills

5:45pm  Dinner at Gathering at Northern Hills

7:00pm “Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Basin” – Daniel and Judy Dourson

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
David Nolin

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
Allison Cusick

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 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

Future events will be posted soon

 ** 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 amcarter@fuse.net or 513-300-2787,

or Bob Bergstein, Communications Chairman at 513-477-4438, email is bergstein123@gmail.com

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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