Saturday, April 19, 2 pmWildflower HikeBender MountainThe “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 email@example.com, or John at 513.941.4877 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painting Wild flowers Monumental Image
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 principals. It will run from 6:30 to 7:30PM. PLEASE CALL 353-2708 TO REGISTER.
Spring is just around the corner and to celebrate the Western Wildlife Corridor is holding our 8th annual Wildflower Festival from 6-9 p.m., on Friday, April 11th in theCollege of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio gymnasium.
Admission is FREE! There will be many activities for children and adults to enjoy. Local organizations like Hamilton County Parks, The Civic Garden Center and The Cincinnati Herpetological Society will be there. We will offer native plants and wildflowers for sale, raffles, a painting class at 6:30 PM (*pre-registration requested) and a 1 hour class presented by the Cincinnati Herpetological Society (7:45 PM). There will be nature art, pottery, jewelry and many great activities for kids. Tasty food can be bought in the college’s food court. The wild flower 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). We request that 10 percent of vendor proceeds go to Western Wildlife Corridor as a donation. To sign up as an exhibitor or vendor contact email@example.com.
For more information about the April 11th Wildflower Festival call Rebecca Sisson at (859) 512-1983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Western Wildlife Corridor’s artist in residence Sally Anderson will demonstrate how to paint a single large flower. The class is free, but people should register before the festival. To register call Sally at (513) 353-2708.
Join us for a Delightful Spring Experience!
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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.
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 email@example.com for more details.
Western Wildlife Corridor Winter Adventure Hike. January 26, 2014. Enjoying native forest habitat Restored in cooperation with Delhi Township and Sisters of Charity
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Sunday, January 26, 2 pm
Winter Adventure Hike
Shake off the winter blahs by joining our annual winter hike. Meet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near the College of Mount St. Joseph. The first part of the hike will be on the portion of Delhi Pike that was closed years ago due to hill slippage, but still makes a nice hiking path (commonly called Sister’s Hill). Those who prefer moderate hiking can turn around at the end of this part and return to our meeting place.
Those who are interested in a strenuous hike can continue on a trail we’ve constructed up from Hillside Avenue to the top of Bender Mountain to reach old-growth forest and a nice view of the Ohio River. Signs of the meanderings of wildlife in winter will probably be found – especially if there’s snow on the ground! Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking boots. Contact Bob at 513.251.5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org or John at 941 4877 or email@example.com for other details.
Recent snowy scenes taken by Tim Sisson
Our new nature candid camera at the Buckeye trace property caught this deer reacting to our camera like …well, a deer in the head lights..