Western Wildlife Corridor’s mission is to protect the scenic beauty and natural resources of the Ohio River Valley through direct land protection and through the promotion of responsible land use. Green space enhances the quality of life for people in the community by helping to remove pollutants from the air and water as well as increasing property values of land near green belts. To fulfill our mission, WWC has worked since 1992 to preserve and restore the greenway corridor of wooded hillsides along the Ohio River from the Mill Creek near downtown Cincinnati to the Great Miami River bordering Indiana.

2014 FLOWER-A-THON IN THE CORRIDOR SATURDAY, APRIL 26

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We ask you to preregister using the form below.

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It’s a quest in search of beautiful wildflowers throughout the Western Wildlife Corridor. It’s a day of hiking the beautiful forested hillsides of the Ohio River valley. These and much more are included in Western Wildlife Corridor’s 2014 Flower-a-thon on April 26th!Enjoy the company of fellow wildflower enthusiasts around the fireplace with a bagel breakfast from 8 to 9 am at Embshoff Woods. Following breakfast, wildflower experts will lead groups through the forest at Embshoff and the Delshire Preserve to identify wildflowers and trees. At 1 pm there will be hikes on “Bender Mountain” trails to identify additional wildflowers and trees and to enjoy its fabulous forest and panoramic views of the Ohio River Valley. Additional hikes will be offered in other nature preserves throughout the day. Hike leaders will include experts Dan Boone and Denis Conover. This will be a great opportunity to spend time in nature with the family and to get unique photos!At 5 pm we will gather at EarthConnection on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph for a lasagna dinner and to swap stories about our adventures. After dinner, Brian Jorg, Manager of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, will make a presentation on wildflowers. Displays will provide additional opportunities to learn the wildflowers of southwest Ohio.

A donation of $15.00 per person is requested to cover the cost of the breakfast, hikes and dinner. Additional tax-deductable donations are also accepted. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Western Wildlife Corridor, a not-for-profit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting the Ohio River Corridor from the Mill Creek to the Indiana state line. To pre-register, please complete the form below. For more information call (513) 922-2104.

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Wildflower Hike April 19th on Bender Mountain-Join us!

Saturday, April 19, 2 pm Wildflower Hike

Bender Mountain

The “Mountain” is glorious in the spring! Hillsides here are covered with many species of beautiful spring wildflowers. Our expert guide, Denis Conover, will be identifying these for us, as well as many tree species that live in this beautiful forest. As an added treat, we will have a dedication of our new trail system on Bender Mountain before the hike. For more on this event, which is also a “tune-up” for participants in our Flower-a-thon, contact Tim at 513.922.2104 or tsisson@fuse.net, or John at 513.941.4877 or john.kleinp2@yahoo.com.Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Wildflower Hike Saturday April 19

Saturday, April 19, 2 pm
Wildflower Hike
Bender Mountain
The “Mountain” is glorious in the spring! Hillsides here are covered with many species of beautiful spring wildflowers. As an added treat, we will have a dedication of our new trail system on Bender Mountain before the hike. For more on this event, which is also a “tune-up” for participants in our Flower-a-thon, contact Tim at 513.922.2104 ortsisson@fuse.net, or John at 513.941.4877 orjohn.kleinp2@yahoo.com.

Learn to Paint a Monumental Wildflower in One Easy Lesson

Painting Wild flowers Monumental Image

 

Blue Iris by Sally Anderson

Blue Iris by Sally Anderson

Western Wildlife Corridor is presenting a free watercolor workshop at the Wildflower Festival on   Friday, April 11.  Sally Sisson Anderson, WWC artist  in residence, will be teaching. She will be demonstrating how to paint one wild flower quite large.  The  class will focus on basic principles. It will run from 6:30 to 7:30PM.  PLEASE CALL 353-2708 TO REGISTER.

 

 

Announcing Annual Wildflower Festival on April 11th

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Announcing Western Wildlife Corridor’s 8th Annual Wildflower Festival Friday April 11, 2014.

Spring is just around the corner and to celebrate, Western Wildlife Corridor is holding our 8th Annual Wildflower Festival. The festival, which promotes education and awareness of area wildflowers, will be from 6-9 PM on Friday, April 11 in the College of Mount Saint Joseph’s Harrington Center.

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Admission is FREE! There will be many activities for children and adults to enjoy. Local organizations like Great Parks of Hamilton County, The Civic Garden Center and The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society will be there, plus many more. We will offer native plants and wildflowers for sale, raffles and a wildflower painting class at 7:45 PM (*pre-registration requested). There will also be nature art, pottery, jewelry and many great educational activities for kids. Tasty food may be purchased in the college’s food court. A wildflower poster (2×3 foot mounted) will be on sale as well as a laminated field guide/placemat.

We are still accepting vendors and exhibitors for the festival. Vendors should have a green or natural product or something nature oriented. Fees are $25 for exhibitors (non vendors). For vendors, we request that 10 percent of vendor proceeds go to Western Wildlife Corridor. To sign up as an exhibitor or vendor contact Joan at jrkey@fuse.net.

For more information about the April 11th Wildflower Festival, contact Rebecca Sisson at (859) 512-1983 or rsisson654@zoomtown.com.

Western Wildlife Corridor’s mission is to protect the scenic beauty and natural resources of the Ohio River Valley through direct land protection and through the promotion of responsible land use. Green space enhances the quality of life for people in the community by helping to remove pollutants from the air and water as well as increasing property values of land near green belts. To fulfill our mission, WWC has worked since 1992 to preserve and restore the greenway corridor of wooded hillsides along the Ohio River from the Mill Creek near downtown Cincinnati to the Great Miami River bordering Indiana.

If you would like to help purchase, preserve and protect our beautiful native forests please fill out the membership form here!

2014 FLOWER-A-THON IN THE CORRIDOR SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Join us for a Delightful Spring Experience!

We ask you to preregister using the form below.

delshvbb

It’s a quest in search of beautiful wildflowers throughout the Western Wildlife Corridor. It’s a day of hiking the beautiful forested hillsides of the Ohio River valley. These and much more are included in Western Wildlife Corridor’s 2014 Flower-a-thon on April 26th!Enjoy the company of fellow wildflower enthusiasts around the fireplace with a bagel breakfast from 8 to 9 am at Embshoff Woods. Following breakfast, wildflower experts will lead groups through the forest at Embshoff and the Delshire Preserve to identify wildflowers and trees. At 1 pm there will be hikes on “Bender Mountain” trails to identify additional wildflowers and trees and to enjoy its fabulous forest and panoramic views of the Ohio River Valley. Additional hikes will be offered in other nature preserves throughout the day. Hike leaders will include experts Dan Boone and Denis Conover. This will be a great opportunity to spend time in nature with the family and to get unique photos!At 5 pm we will gather at EarthConnection on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph for a lasagna dinner and to swap stories about our adventures. After dinner, Brian Jorg, Manager of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, will make a presentation on wildflowers. Displays will provide additional opportunities to learn the wildflowers of southwest Ohio.

A donation of $15.00 per person is requested to cover the cost of the breakfast, hikes and dinner. Additional tax-deductable donations are also accepted. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Western Wildlife Corridor, a not-for-profit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting the Ohio River Corridor from the Mill Creek to the Indiana state line. To pre-register, please complete the form below. For more information call (513) 922-2104.

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Membership Meeting March 4, 7PM- “Bats of the Midwest”

Please Join us for our annual membership meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 pm at Earth Connection, 370 Neeb Road in Delhi Township. Guest speaker Anita Buck will present a program entitled “Bats of the Midwest”.

Anita has been rehabilitating injured bats since 1991. She responds to phone calls about injured bats, orphaned baby bats, and bats in the wrong place (e.g. flying in people’s houses in winter). She cares for the bats until they are healthy, and then releases them. Occasionally, the bats have sustained injuries that make it impossible to survive in the wild. She finds homes for these bats with organizations that educate people about bats. She has two bats living in her home, Denise, who is 21 years old and Dale, who is 18.

Even if you think bats are creepy or scary, you should come to this program. Bats are fascinating creatures that play an important role in our ecosystem.

A brief review of Western Wildlife Corridor’s plans for the coming year will also be given. Light refreshments provided. The public is invited. Contact Tim at 513.922.2104 or tsisson@fuse.net for more details.