Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 11 am
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 May 8, 2021, we removed Garlic Mustard and small bush honeysuckle from the beautiful Caesar Creek State Nature Preserve on Corwin Road. Several of us walked the loop trail afterwards. About 14 in attendance on a fine 45-55 temp day. Photo of volunteers and full bags .
--Our next event--
(Sorry, event now filled) On Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10 am, we are having a field trip to Cedar Falls in Adams County. Due to Covid, this is our first field trip in over a year. We are limiting attendance to 20, and RSVPs are required which will then be confirmed. Please sign up early by contacting Angela Carter at the email below. (Do not contact me.) Details below.
The trail is named after the late Helen Black, a dedicated Cincinnati conservationist. She contributed much to natural area preservation in Adams County and Ohio, and was a long-time member of our Society.
You may find out more about Cedar Falls at https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/edge-of-appalachia-cedar-falls-trail/ where there is a trail map link and a nice 8-minute video with Martin McAllister and Rich McCarty of the Nature Conservancy. If our event fills up, please visit on your own.
As always, our Society events are free and open to the public, and all are welcome.
Sincerely, Bob Bergstein, Communications, Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
http://CincyWildflower.org email@example.com 513-477-4438
(Sorry, event now filled)-Saturday, June 19, 2021 10 am: Cedar Falls, Helen C. Black Trail at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Adams Co., OH (RSVP and Confirmation Required)
Ann Geise and Rob Repasky will lead us on this 1.5 mile (3 miles RT) new path to the falls, which opened last autumn. The trail winds along the gorge with 70 ft. cliffs, through the woods of native hardwoods and the white cedar (Arbor vitae) that the falls was named for. When we reach Cedar Falls, a 15 foot cascade, we’ll find an observation deck for viewing the falls.
Even if you’ve been to Cedar Falls before, this is now a completely new experience as this trail didn’t exist at this time last year. This trail is dense with our native plants, and essentially no non-native plants.
The hike will be limited to 20 people. If you have been vaccinated, masks are optional. Please email Angela Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org , with your name and phone number if you plan to go; participants will be notified of any changes by Ann or Rob. Be sure to pack a lunch and a water bottle. (Sorry, event now filled, those attending have been notified)
Contact Angela Carter, 513-300-2787, with any questions prior to the event and please let us know as early as possible if you had registered and cannot attend.
Directions: Driving time from Downtown is about 90 minutes. The parking lot coordinates are 38.82446104263255, -83.39210895558872 . The Google map address is “The Richard & Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve, 56 Cedar Mills Rd, Blue Creek, OH 45616”. This address may not work for other mapping systems.
From I-275 on the east side of Cincinnati, take exit #63 to get onto Route 32 East.
Drive East on Rt 32 for 51 miles to the Steam Furnace Rd/County Hwy-27 and turn right. (Steam Furnace is the next exit after the route 41 exit)
Drive 5 miles south on Steam Furnace Road
(There are a couple y-intersections on Steam Furnace.
Stay leftish (straight) at the first y-intersection, with a knick-knack store.
Stay rightish (straight) at the next y-intersection, where there is a house in the middle of the “y” . Don’t bend left.)
Turn left at the stop sign (where the road ends) to stay on Fawcett Rd/County Hwy-27/County Hwy 6 and go 0.2 miles
Turn right to stay on Cedar Mills Rd/County Hwy-6 for about 3.1 miles where you will see the parking lot sign for Cedar Falls Preserve on your left just before you come into the town of Cedar Mills. We’ll meet in the parking lot. Please be prompt.
Paper newsletters and annual schedule will resume as soon as possible, after Covid
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.