Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society 
(Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter)  

Updated Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at 5pm

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. 

What you missed- On Sat Dec 3, 2016 we had a great turnout for the honeysuckle removal at Avon Woods. Thanks to Rachel, Denis, Tim and all. Photos coming soon.

For descriptions and photos of the our other missed events, scroll down on our Newsletter tab http://cincywildflower.org/main/page_newsletter.html

-----------------December 2016 -----------

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm: Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike, Harris M. Benedict Nature Preserve aka Hazelwood Botanical Preserve, Hamilton County, Ohio (followed by the holiday potluck and program)

Marjie Becus will lead this year's Hardy Souls Hike to Hazelwood Botanical Preserve, designated a National Natural Landmark in 1977 by the Department of the Interior because of the early study of plants in an eastern deciduous forest (Segelken 1929) 

Lucy Braun had visited the woods by 1916 and was instrumental in the University of Cincinnati Botany Department acquiring the property in the1920s. She mentioned Hazelwood in Wildflower, one of the early newsletters of the CWFPS. Her PhD student, John Segelken, did his research here.

The Preserve has been renamed Benedict Nature Preserve. The1999 tornado leveled a third of the mature forest, but the part studied by Segelken was not badly hit.  

We will be visiting the area that escaped the tornado, as well as some of the regrowth area. Our members have successfully removed honeysuckle here for 23 years, despite a great resurgence of honeysuckle after the tornado opened the forest canopy to more sunlight. 

Call Marjie at 513-683-2672 if you have questions.

Directions: From I-71, take exit 15 (Pfeiffer Road).

Drive east for 0.7 miles. Turn left (north) on Deerfield Road for 0.8 miles to the "T".

Turn left (west) STILL on Deerfield Road for 0.1 miles.

Meet at the Johnson Nature Preserve parking lot on the right.

The address is 10840 Deerfield Road, Montgomery, OH 45242. Driving time from downtown Cincinnati is 20 minutes.

  

After the hike, proceed to Northern Hills Fellowship (now called "The Gathering at Northern Hills")
This is located at 460 Fleming Road 45231 .  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 

  

At Northern Hills Fellowship Unitarian Church
(Now called "The Gathering at Northern Hills")

Wine and appetizers at 5:15 pm
Holiday potluck dinner at 5:45 pm,
 
Lecture at 7pm.

Bring your favorite dish! If you’d like to be assigned a category —appetizer, entrée, etc.—call Jim Mason at 937-239-5692  

Sunday, December 4, 7:00 pm: Lecture

Sharpening the Edge: Planning the Future of the Edge of Appalachia Preserve                

by Martin McAllister, Appalachian Forests Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio

Martin McAllister will bring us up to date on the Edge preserves, including progress on the Sunshine Corridor linking the Edge of Appalachia and Shawnee State Forest. This is a large and exciting project that will help permanently preserve some of Ohio's best natural areas. 

Martin McAllister is a twenty-six year veteran of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, overseeing land management on state nature preserves in southern Ohio. Martin retired from ODNR in 2014 as the Southwest District Manager for Ohio State Parks and Nature Preserves.

Martin now works with The Nature Conservancy as their Appalachian Forests Project Manager.   

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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--Quick look ahead 2016-2017 
** is co-sponsored or non-Society event

---DECEMBER 2016--- 

Sunday December 4: Hike, Dinner, Lecture, Northern Hills Fellowship (now called "The Gathering at Northern Hills")

3:00 pm Annual Hardy Souls’ Hike at Hazelwood Botanical Preserve

5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship

5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner

7:00 pm Sharpening the Edge: Planning the Future, Edge of Appalachia Preserve  
presented by Martin McAllister, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio

 

---JANUARY 2017--- 

Sunday January 8, 2017: Indoor Tour, Cincinnati Observatory, Hamilton Co., OH

 

Friday January 13, 7:30 pm: Lecture program at Avon Woods Nature Center 
Eavesdropping on Plant Conversations
 
by Dr. Kathryn Morris, Xavier University

---FEBRUARY 2017--

Friday February 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm: Lecture Program at Avon Woods Nature Center 
The Prairies of Adams County
by Paul Knoop, Aullwood Audubon Center

---MARCH 2017---

Friday March 10, 2017: Potluck & Lecture at Northern Hills Fellowship

5:15 pm Appetizers and fellowship

5:45 pm Covered dish potluck dinner

7:00 pm Annual Meeting and Program 
The History of Plant Occurrences at Fort Hill 
presented by John Watts, Franklin County Metro Parks

 

Saturday March 11, 2017: Field Trip Chalet Nivale Preserve, Adams Co., OH

 

Sunday March 26, 2017: Field Trip 
California Woods Nature Preserve
, Hamilton Co., OH

---APRIL 2017---

Sunday April 2, 2017: Field Trip 
Bender Mountain
, Hamilton Co., OH

Sunday April 9, 2017: Field Trip 
Ohio River Bluffs Preserve
, Adams Co.,OH

 Saturday April 22, 2017: Field Trip 
Red River Gorge
, Powell Co., KY

Saturday April 29, 2017: Field Trip 
Fort Hill Nature Preserve
, Highland Co., OH

---MAY 2017---  

Saturday May 6, 2017: Field Trip
Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve (Agave Ridge) & Scioto Brush Creek Float, Adams Co., OH

  

Saturday May 13, 2017:Give Back Day, Garlic Mustard Pull, Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve

  

Saturday May 20, 2017: Field Trip 
Mt. Airy Forest, Hamilton Co., OH

---JUNE-2017

** Sunday June 4, 2017:Annual Picnic at Keystone Flora, Hamilton Co., OH

  

Saturday June 24, 2017: Field Trip Adams Lake & More, Adams Co., OH

---JULY2017---

Sunday July 2, 2017: Field Trip 
Chrys Cook’s Meadow, Dearborn Co., IN

  

Saturday July 15, 2017: Field Trip
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Chelsea Flatwoods Nature Preserve & Charlestown State Park, Jefferson Co. & Clark Co., IN

---AUGUST 2017---

Saturday August 5, 2017: Field Trip 
Spring Glen & E. Lucy Braun Lynx Prairie Preserve, Adams Co., OH

  

** August 25-27, 2017: Shawnee Weekend Workshop 
On the Trail of E. Lucy Braun,
 Scioto Co., OH

---SEPTEMBER 2017---

Friday September 8, 2017 - Program at Avon Woods Nature Center

6:30 pm Picnic Supper

7:30 pm Members' Photo Sharing Program

 

 ** indicates events co-sponsored by the Society 

Questions about events, lost going to an event, need e-mail reminders of events?

Call Christine Hadley, President at 513-850-9585 email christinehadley@earthlink.net

or Bob Bergstein, Vice President 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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