Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Ohio Native Plant Society, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Updated Saturday Oct 23, 2021 at 11am

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 Friday October 8, 2021 we had a zoom lecture “Get the Jump on Jumping Worms” presented by Dr. Emily Imhoff, Zoology Collections Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center. More info later about this excellent talk.

What you missed- On Saturday October 16, 2021, at 9am, the Society assisted Preserve Burnet Woods in the ongoing project to remove invasives from the Park.  Thanks to the 20 who showed up on nice 55 degree day.

--Our next event--

Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 9 am till noon: 12th Annual Caesar Creek GIVE BACK DAY, Honeysuckle Blitz at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gorge Tail Water Area , (RSVP is helpful, but not necessary, see below)

Join us for the 13th Annual GIVE BACK DAY at the US Army Corp of Engineers Gorge Tail Water Area at Caesar Creek Lake. 

The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, Cincinnati Wild Ones, the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and supporters will sponsor a volunteer effort to help remove that invasive alien, bush honeysuckle, from the Caesar Creek Lake Spillway Tail Water area and the Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve. 

Come help your friends and kindred spirits continue the accomplishments of the past 12 years. This is a wonderful natural area, only 50 minutes from downtown Cincy.

The commitment of our Army Corp of Engineers leadership and support of the dedicated volunteers transformed an Invasive Nightmare back to a diverse thriving woodland habitat of beech, maple, hickory, oak with a luxuriant, herbaceous flora covered understory.

 —   Covid 19 Policy/Protocols:

The Three W’s:

Watch your distance at all times.

Wear a Mask within 6 ft. of another participant.

Wash your hands as needed before and after our activity.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site. There is a restroom in the gorge parking lot.

 This is going to be a terrific social, educational and restoration activity, with lunch provided.

Your RSVP is greatly appreciated. Please contact Christine Hadley at 513-850-9585, or email, for more information, and to tell us where you would like to volunteer.

Chainsaw & steel blade trimmer operators must be pre-registered. 

Bring your favorite tools: gloves, pruners, loppers, saws, trimmers, and protective gear for power equipment. We will provide tools and safety equipment to volunteers new to honeysuckle removal. Stump treatment will be furnished. 

Directions: Meet at the Gorge parking lot off Clarksville Road. Take I-71 to Wilmington Road (exit 36). Head east on Wilmington Road. Take the first left onto Olive Branch Road (crossing over I-71). Take the first right onto Jeffrey Road. At the first stop sign, take Oregonia Road; jog right and then jog left onto Clarksville Road. Follow across the dam, turn left at the gorge sign, and drive to the parking lot. We’ll meet near the gorge shelter. (Note: if you’re looking at Google Maps, this location is called Caesar Creek Fishing Pier. DO NOT go to the state nature preserve area off Corwin Road.) Look for signs directing you to the event. 

Registration: 8:00–9:00 am

Honeysuckle removal: 9:00 am–noon

Lunch: noon (safe outdoor lunch)

November 12, 2021 ,7:30 pm: Friday Program
Zoom Presentation – "The Rare Plants of Southern Illinois" presented by Christopher Benda

7:00 pm (until 7:30 pm) – Social time

7:30 pm – Actual meeting begins (Ten-minute introduction followed by our program)

Description- There is tremendous biodiversity in southern Illinois.  And much of that biodiversity is rare, especially when it comes to plants, as an estimated 20% of plant species that occur in southern Illinois are at the edge of their range.  Join botanist Chris Benda for a program featuring photos of rare plants and interesting information about their ecology, distribution, and status on the Illinois Threatened and Endangered Species list. 

1.  Please register by 10pm on Thursday November 11. Registration link will be activated soon.

2.  You should then receive an email on late morning of Friday Oct 8th containing a Zoom-link.

3.   On Friday evening, at any time after 7pm, open your Friday morning email and click on the Zoom-link. After a brief pause, you will be admitted to the meeting.  

4. On Friday, if you can't find the email with the zoom-link, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find the zoom link or with any questions, contact Bob Bergstein at 513-477-4438 or . I can always send you the meeting zoom link, even at 7:30 Friday!

November 12, 2021 ,7:30 pm: Friday Program
Zoom Presentation – "The Rare Plants of Southern Illinois" presented by Christopher Benda

November 13, 2021 Saturday: Give Back Day,
Honeysuckle Removal, Hazelwood Preserve

December 12, 2021: Sunday Hike, Zoom Lecture- "The Reptiles of Ohio, 2021!" presented by Doug Wynn,


**sponsored with other organizations


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

 Link to our Facebook Page

Note- Even if you are not on Facebook, you can view the content and nice photos posted there.

Coming Soon- We hope to restart our Society Newsletters and annual schedule soon. As well as safe hikes with limited attendance!


--Quick look ahead 2021--

** Sunday October 31, 2021
Honeysuckle Blitz, Caesar Creek Gorge

November 12, 2021 ,7:30 pm: Friday Program
Zoom Presentation – "The Rare Plants of Southern Illinois" by Christopher Benda

November 13, 2021 Saturday: Give Back Day,
Honeysuckle Removal, Hazelwood Preserve

December 12, 2021: Sunday Hike, Zoom Lecture, "The Reptiles of Ohio, 2021!" presented by Doug Wynn,

** is co-sponsored or non-Society

 ** 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 or 513-300-2787,

or Bob Bergstein, Communications Chairman at 513-477-4438, email is


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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