Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 8pm

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.

News- Our Sunday May 15, 2022 trip to Red River Gorge has been cancelled (postponed until Fall).

What you missed- On Saturday May 7, 2022, we had a successful invasive removal at Caesar Creek State Nature Preserve on Corwin Road. About 10 in attendance on a nice day. Click here for a photo of Christine Hadley, Marjie Becus, Eric Sagasser, and Jim Mason. If you haven't been there, the section of the trail by Caesar Creek is great for plants and birds!! Google maps now knows the trailhead parking lot location as “Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve, 4080 Corwin Road, Oregonia, OH”. Driving time from Cincinnati is about 45 minutes.

--Our next event--

**Memorial Service start time is now 10am (previously listed as 9:30am)
Saturday May 14, 2022 at 10:00am- Memorial Service for Victor Soukup – Location- The Gathering at Northern Hills, 460 Fleming Road, 45231

Dr. Vic Soukup was long-time Society President, Board Member, and Field Trip Chairperson and Leader. He and wife Shirley (who died in 2011) were very active in the Society for over 50 years, from the 1950’s. In 2014 he moved to West Virginia, where his son Mark lives. Vic eventually moved to Michigan, where he passed in October 2019 at age 95.

Vic was also the curator of the UC Herbarium, where he spent hours each week, mounting plant specimens. Although his PhD was in Chemistry, he was a serious and dedicated botanist, including publishing scientific articles. More info in his obituary and info about his work in our herbarium .

Our thanks to Vic and Shirley’s children Tom, Mark, Paul and Ann for arranging this memorial (which was postponed several times due to the Covid Pandemic.)

Location- Gathering at Northern Hills, located at 460 Fleming Road, 45231. If you have questions, contact Bob Bergstein at bergstein123@gmail.com or 513-477-4438


(Cancelled) Sunday, May 15, 2022, 9:45 am (till 3pm): Red River Gorge Area, Wolfe County, K­­­­­Y
Unfortunately, our Sunday May 15, 2022 trip to Red River Gorge with Dan and Judy Dourson has been cancelled (postponed to a later date).
 

 Saturday May 21, 2022 - Cumberland Falls Area, South Central Kentucky- 7351 KY-90, Corbin, KY 40701-8857
Please RSVP to Angela Carter at amcarter@fuse.net or 513-300-2787, Driving Directions will be posted soon.

Join Leader Rob Parateley
  along the trails in the Cumberland Falls area. Plan on bringing water, snacks and lunch to enjoy along the trail.

 We'll take a couple of lovely short trails in the park to pick up the longer Trail 1, which is the Sheltowee Trace (the through trail that runs the entire length of the Daniel Boone National Forest.) The Sheltowee will take us out of the park along the south bank of the Cumberland River.

Folks will love this lush forest, so similar to the forests of the southern Appalachians to the east and south of us. I'd like to leave a choice up the trail to you folks. There is a short spur to a little sweet box canyon with a waterfall (Dog Slaughter Falls- what a name!). The out and back to that will be about 4 1/2 miles. Instead of hiking to the falls, we could make a loop by climbing up out of the gorge cut by the Cumberland and head back towards our parking lot through an upland oak, oak-pine forest for contrast with the hemlock-hardwoods forest near the river. This would add a mile + to our hike and definitely would add elevation up and down.

 Saturday June 4, 2022 - Gross Memorial Woods, Shelby County, Ohio – Leader Rick Gardner, sedges

 Sunday June 5, 2022 – Annual Picnic at Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery, Hamilton County, Ohio

Saturday June 11, 2022 - Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve, Jackson County, Ohio - Leader Dave Kuehner

Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2022 - Valley View & Victoria Glades, Jefferson County, Missouri – Leader Dan Boone

Saturday June 25, 2022 - Oak Openings and Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, Lucas County, Ohio

Saturday July 23, 2022 - Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs Preserve, Adams/Pike Counties, Ohio – Leader Dave Kuehner (limited 15)

Saturday July 30, 2022 - Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve, Adams County, Ohio – Leaders Marjie Becus & Judy Komorowski

Saturday August 20, 2022 - Tour of Shaker Trace Nursery and UC Center for Field Studies

Saturday September 9, 2022 - Picnic and Photo Sharing at Avon Woods Nature Center

-- Our annual schedule and Fall newsletter will be posted here in Sept 2022--

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

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The society is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership or donation may be tax deductible.


--Quick look ahead 2022--
** means Non-Society event

Correction- Time for Soukup Memorial is now 10:00am- Saturday May 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - The Soukup Family is having a memorial service for Vic Soukup, long time Society President

(Cancelled) Sunday May 15, 2022 - Red River Gorge, Wolfe County, Kentucky -Leaders Doursons

Saturday May 21, 2022 - Cumberland Falls Area, South Central Kentucky- Leader Rob Paratley

Saturday June 4, 2022 - Gross Memorial Woods, Shelby County, Ohio – Leader Rick Gardner, sedges

Sunday June 5, 2022Annual Picnic at Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery, Hamilton County, Ohio

Saturday June 11, 2022 - Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve, Jackson County, Ohio, Leader Dave Kuehner

Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2022 - Valley View & Victoria Glades, Jefferson County, Missouri – Dan Boone

Saturday June 25, 2022 - Oak Openings and Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, Lucas County, Ohio

Saturday July 23, 2022 - Strait Creek Prairie Bluffs Preserve, Adams/Pike Counties, Ohio – Leader Dave Kuehner (limited 15)

Saturday July 30, 2022 - Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve, Adams County, Ohio – Leaders Marjie Becus & Judy Komorowski

Saturday August 20, 2022 - Tour of Shaker Trace Nursery and UC Center for Field Studies

Saturday September 9, 2022 - Picnic and Photo Sharing at Avon Woods Nature Center

** 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 or email 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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