Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)
Updated Tue Dec 3, 2013 at 11 pm
Our hikes and lectures are free and open to the public, (but we depend on our memberships to cover our expenses.) Like to learn about Cincinnati Native Plants ? The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society welcomes you to our great (and free) events. All are welcome.
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If you are concerned about Sunday's Weather, you may contact Christine or Randy at the numbers below. Our hikes are rarely cancelled.
Sunday, December 8, 3:00 pm: Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike, Caldwell Nature Preserve, Hamilton County, Ohio (followed by the holiday potluck and program)
Randy Johnson will lead us on our hike at Caldwell Nature Preserve, a Cincinnati Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife including reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Caldwell Preserve contains some excellent examples of old growth forest typical of Hamilton County and Southwest Ohio. Its diverse topography includes one of the last remaining natural stretches of the Mill Creek, which will enable us to imagine how lovely this stream once was. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. If you have questions, call Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585 or email or hike leader Randy Johnson cell (513)376-1230 on the day of the hike or at my home (513) 751-2503 (email is email@example.com )
Directions: From I-75 exit 9, take Paddock Road north.
Go about 0.1 mile and turn left onto North Bend Road.
Travel 1.0 mile to Caldwell Preserve (passing the Caldwell Recreation Center and crossing over the Mill Creek). The preserve is on the right (north) side of the street,located at 400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224. We will meet in the parking lot. For a google map click here .
After the hike, proceed to Northern Hills Fellowship for wine and appetizers at 5:45 pm and the holiday potluck dinner at 6:15 pm.
Directions to Northern Hills Fellowship: Twice a year in December and March, we have meetings (with a potluck dinner) at Northern Hills Fellowship located at 460 Fleming Road. Fleming Road runs East-West between Winton Road and Springfield Pike, and is just North of the Suburb of Wyoming, Ohio. Look closely since the Sign is small. For a google map click here
Bring your favorite dish! If you’d like to be assigned acategory —appetizer, entrée, etc.—call Brian Herriott at 513-407-8585.
Sunday, December 8, 7:30 pm: Lecture, Northern Hills Fellowship
“Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves: Its Current Status and Future”
Rick Gardner, Chief Botanist, Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
There are 136 natural areas and preserves in the state, and the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP) manages 86 of these sites, plus 11 conservation easements. These areas are some of the finest examples of Ohio’s natural heritage.The Division has gone through major changes in the last few years; Rick Gardner will discuss DNAP status, goals, accomplishments in the last year, and challenges facing the Division.
Rick Gardner has worked as a botanist/ecologist in Ohio for nearly twenty years, spending most of his time in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves and the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Our next newsletter will be mailed (and posted online) in Jan 2014 with details of our early 2014 events
If you are not yet a member, you are welcome to attend events. 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