Saturday, September 24, 9:30 am and 10 am
Great Outdoor Weekend at Kirby Preserve
For this annual fall event, WWC is hosting two hikes at the Kirby Preserve – strenuous and moderate. The strenuous hike will start at 9:30 am with a stroll through a beautiful Cedar Glade. We will then climb through a very nice mature forest to a hillside limestone quarry where we’ll be treated to a view of the Ohio River Valley. We will then return to the trailhead. The moderate hike will start at 10 am and we will also explore the Cedar Glade before hiking up a creek valley through an equally beautiful forest.
For both hikes meet at 2 E Main Street, Addyston, OH. Contact Tim 922 2104 for details.
Sunday, October 23, 2 pm
Fall Color Hike at Bender Mountain
The trees should be at their peak of color, so this will be an enjoyable hike.
Contact Tim 922 2104 for details.
Habitat restoration and trail work
Saturday, September 10, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at the Kirby Nature Preserve. We will also offer a refresher session of our training for project leaders, but everyone is invited to attend to learn how we do habitat restoration and trail construction. Leaders Tim 922 2104 and Robert 859 572 9661.
Saturday, September 17, 9am – noon
More habitat restoration at the Kirby Nature Preserve and, we will have a chipper to cut up the honeysuckle from the last couple of projects. Leaders John 941 4877 and Bruce 451 5549.
Saturday, October 1, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Buckeye Trace. Leaders Gary 941 5414 and Tim 922 2104.
Saturday, October 15, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Shady Lane, Leaders Ed 919 5186 and Robert 859 572 9661.
Saturday, October 29, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods.
Leaders Gary 941 5414 and John 941 4877.
Saturday, November 12, 9am – noon
Habitat restoration at Delshire Preserve, Leaders Tim 922 2104 and Robert 859 572 9661.
Why habitat restoration? Many times the biggest threat to our preserves is invasion by alien plant species. Plants such as Amur (or bush) honeysuckle, euonymus and garlic mustard can produce such a dense cover of foliage that native plants cannot survive. We’ve been told that Amur honeysuckle even secretes a toxin that kills native plants!
When we restore the habitat in one of our preserves, we remove these invasive alien plants so that native plants and animals can thrive.
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.