Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)
Updated Tuesday Sept 20, 2016 at 6pm
Our hikes and lectures are free and open to the public, (but we depend on our memberships to cover our expenses.) Come learn about Cincinnati Native Plants. The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society welcomes you to our great (and free) events. All are welcome.
For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab http://cincywildflower.org/main/page_newsletter.html
----------------- September 2016-----------------
**Saturday Sept 24 and Sunday Sept 25- Great Outdoor Weekend GOW, Cincinnati Area. Many free nature events around the Cincy area, go to http://meetmeoutdoors.org/greatoutdoorweekend/
Sunday Sept 25 11am: Exploring Life in Howard Creek, UC Center for Field Studies in Miami Whitewater Forest, Hamilton County, Ohio
This is our Society's event in the region wide Great Outdoor Weekend. To see other free events go to http://meetmeoutdoors.org/greatoutdoorweekend/
Remember the fun of exploring creeks when you were a kid. It is still fun at any age. We will start our walk at the UC Center for Field Studies (in Miami Whitewater Forest) withour guides Herpetologist-Birder Wayne Wauligman and Botanist Denis Conover. We will then walk a mile up the creek bed of Howard Creek , looking at wildflowers, catching (and releasing) frogs, tadpoles, snakes, fish, butterflies etc.
You will get a good look at whatever we see, and our guides can answer your questions about them. We will listen and watch for birds. Last time we saw two bald eagles high in the sky.
Howard Creek is surrounded by woods, not on the trail maps.You will feel like you're exploring the Amazon. Some years the creek is mostly dry, but expect water and wear shoes that will get wet as we walk in the creek.
Great for the whole family.
Directions: The address of the University Center for Field Studies is 11053 Oxford Road, Harrison Ohio, 45030. Driving time is about 30 minutes from Downtown Cincy.
From Cincinnati take I-75 to I-74.
Get on I-74 and drive 15 miles to exit 3 (Dry Fork Road).
At the bottom of the exit turn right (north) and drive 2.3miles.
Turn slight right onto New Haven Road (at the stop sign) and drive 0.8 miles.
Turn left onto Oxford Road and drive 0.7 miles.
Turn left into our meeting place, UC Center for Field Studies.
--Our NEW Annual Schedule, and September through December Newsletter will be out soon. This will be mailed to recent members and all of info will also be posted on our website.
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