Rose Breasted Grosbeak at Marsha Gunder Schneider (MGS) Preserve​

Wildflower Hike at AOA’s Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve

Saturday, May 6 Hike AOA’s Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve in the Hocking Hills Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve (SNP) and enjoy a hike to view the ongoing spring wildflower show.  The slopes are covered in spring-time blooms including Trillium, Jack in the Pulpit, Solomon’s Seal, and many others.  We will look for the pink Lady’s …

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Spring Wildflower and Orchid Walk at Mercer Woods Old Growth Forest Preserve

  Spring Wildflower and Orchid Walk at Mercer Woods Old Growth Forest Preserve Walk through mature hardwood and hemlock forests and explore the wildflower covered slopes, immersing ourselves in the magnificence of the beautiful old growth forest habitat.  Orchid expert Ken Mettler will lead this tour of the Mercer Woods old Growth Forest Preserve that …

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BioBlitz at AOA’s New Poston Preserve Alum Creek Conservation Corridor

  BioBlitz at AOA’s New Poston Preserve Alum Creek Conservation Corridor Join naturalist experts and non-experts as we get on the land and water to survey and identify the flora and fauna of AOA’s soon to be added Poston Preserve. AOA is purchasing ~225 acres of the over 400-acre farm site from the Poston family, …

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Open House, Hike and Cook Out at AOA’s Genevieve Jones Preserve

Get a sneak peek at AOA’s spectacular new Genevieve Jones Preserve along the Scioto River before it is opened for public access.  This ~337-acre property, on the site of the former Cooks Creek Golf Club, is situated at the confluence of the Scioto River and Walnut Creek, protecting over 1.6 miles of riparian corridor.  This …

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Medicinal Plant Hike

Native Medicinal Plant Walk at AOA’s Bison Hollow Preserve Enjoy a summertime ramble through the gorge at AOA’s Bison Hollow Preserve and admire the many native wildflowers and mature hardwood forests.  We will walk through various parts of the property to survey and identify medicinal plants growing on the site.  This is an excellent opportunity …

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Scioto River Float Trip

Float a section of Central Ohio’s Scioto River, our first trip on this beautiful waterway.  Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is co-sponsoring a canoe/kayak trip on the Scioto with the ODNR Ohio Scenic Rivers Program.  We will put-in at the public boat ramp at the Highway 316 bridge just west of South Bloomfield and take-out at …

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In the Creek With Kelly

Explore Aquatic Life in Salt Creek AOA Riddle Preserve, Salt Creek Narrows How’s the water?  Let’s ask the fish and bugs!  Did you know the fish and aquatic insects that live in Ohio’s rivers and streams can tell a story about water quality?  Join water quality expert Kelly Capuzzi of Ohio EPA, and Amy Mackey, …

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Tag Monarch Butterflies on their Way to Mexico This Weekend

AOA Hintz Hollow Preserve 4498 South St SE, Lancaster, OH, United States

Please join us for a citizen science event being held to track the Monarch butterflies as they pass through the area on their way to their ultimate destination - Mexico! We will meet at the 220-acre Hintz Hollow Preserve in southern Fairfield County, which is part of AOA’s Hocking River Conservation Corridor Initiative. AOA has …

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AOA Annual Dinner and Celebration-A Decade of River Corridor Conservation in Central Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park Lodge 20020 Ohio State Route 664, Logan, OH, United States

AOA Friends and Supporters: Please join us in celebrating another successful year of land and water conservation and your role in helping to sustain our achievements. Keynote Speaker Jim McCormac-Photographer, Author, Naturalist Tickets may be purchased by credit card on-line or by sending a check payable to AOA by Monday December 4th.  Questions: contact Al …

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$35