Protecting and Preserving the Ohio River Corridor

Calendar

Fall 2014

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Events

Sunday, January 25, 2 pm
Winter Adventure Hike
Bender Mountain

Shake off the winter blahs by joining our annual winter hike. Meet at the barrier at the end of Delhi Pike near Mount St. Joseph University. 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 John at 513.941.4877 for more information.

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Tuesday, February 17, 7 pm
Winter Membership Meeting
EarthConnection

Guest speaker Chris Sweigard of Wild Birds Unlimited will present a program entitled “The Secret Sex Life of Birds”. Western Wildlife Corridor’s plans for the coming year, including creating a meeting place at our new 30 acre preserve in Addyston, will also be discussed. Light refreshments provided. The public is invited. Contact Roz at 513.451.4594 for more details.

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Sunday, April 12, 2 pm
Wildflower Hike
Delshire Preserve

This preserve is gorgeous in the spring! Hillsides here are carpeted with many species of beautiful spring wildflowers. For more on this event, which is also a “tune-up” for participants in our Flower-a-thon, contact Tim at 513.922.2104.

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Friday, April 17, 6 pm to 9 pm
Ninth Annual Wildflower Festival
Mount St. Joseph University

Have fun and learn about nature. This family event will feature a wildflower plant sale, hand-crafted items for sale, a painting class, displays by local environmental organizations, and activities for children. Contact Rebecca at 859.512.1983 to learn more about this enjoyable event or to inquire about participating.

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Saturday, April 25, half day or all day
Eleventh Annual Flower-a-thon

This will be a great chance for you to learn about the wildflowers of our region by hiking through the forests and listening to presentations by experts. See article in this newsletter for more details. Contact Tim at 513.922.2104 for more information.

 

 

 


 

Habitat restoration and trail work

Saturday, March 21, 10 am to noon
Trail construction or habitat restoration at
the new nature preserve
Leader: Tim at 513.922.2104.
Help us as we start work at this property WWC just acquired in December.

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Saturday, March 28, 10 am to noon
Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods
Leader: John at 513.941.4877.
We will be clearing honeysuckle from this preserve in Sayler Park.

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Saturday, April 11, 9 am to noon
Trail construction or habitat restoration at
the new nature preserve
Leader: Tim at 513.922.2104.

 

 


In addition, one or more of us usually winds up going to a preserve a couple of mornings during the week to take a walk and while they are there, they just can’t help whacking some honeysuckle. If you would like to join one of these walks, please call (513.922.2104) or email Tim Sisson and he’ll let you know when and where to meet.

For more information visit the Volunteer opportunities page.