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What's Happening Right Now at the Nature Center!

Want to know what's going on at Cincinnati Nature Center these days? Check below and see updates before you come to visit!   (Updated 4/11/19)

Trails & Conservation

  • Lesser celandine is being treated around the property.  This ground covering is pretty but not good for our native wildflowers
  • From the burns that have taken place volunteers are removing trees and shrubs to make room for native wildflowers to grow. 
  • Greenhouse is now open and in full operation.
  • Processing seeds from 2018 collection. Approximately 30 new species.
  • Vernal Pool monitoring is still in process
  • Stream Monitoring will start in April.
  • Baseline data is being collected on our lake and ponds.
  • Additional Bluebird boxes have been added to Long Branch Farm and Trails and more will be added to Rowe Woods.
  • The Far Ridge Trail now has a hammock stand and has a reroute that avoids the steps. 
  • Injured or Orphaned Wildlife - Please follow the guidelines from this website.

Natural World

  • Spring has truly sprung.  Stop out to see all of the native flowers that are in bloom.  Celebration Garden, Herb Wall and Geology are very colorful.
  • Be cautious as geese can be aggressive when you have food or near their nest
  • Eastern Screech owl has been flying around early morning and late evenings near Fernwood.
  • Salamanders have been enjoying the warm weather.
  • Non-venomous snakes are mating.
  • Barred owls have been flying overhead on Whitetail Trace.
  • Trout-lily and Virginia Bluebells are blooming
  • Listen to the Spring Peepers around the ponds.
  • Keep an eye out for nests in the trees.  Who is living in them?
  • Lenten Rose and its beautiful pink color can be seen in the Celebration Garden.
  • Sharp-shinned hawk has been feeding at the bird viewing area daily.
  • Keep watch for the sleek mink around Powel Crosley Lake.

 

Facilities Updates

  • Enjoy nature behind the Rowe Woods Visitor Center in the new sitting area.
  • Construction on the side porch has been moving along.
  • Grounds did a wonderful job removing down trees after the big wind storm.
  • Thank you to our Facilities Team for filling our bird feeders regularly.
  • All drinking fountains are still winterized.
  • Fernwood Shelter restrooms are closed. Schott Nature PlayScape and Rowe Visitor Center are still open.

Volunteer Updates

  • Thank you to our volunteers who did a lovely sewing job in the bird viewing area.  The cushions look wonderful
  • Bluebird monitoring has started at Long Branch Farm and Trails.
  • Native backyard habitat exhibit continues to progress outside of the Rowe Visitor Center near the main kiosk.
  • Road Cleanup crew will be working on the first Saturday of each month.
  • Trailside Stations are presented by our volunteers.
  • Bird walks are led by volunteers every other Saturday.
  • Wildflower hikes are under way.
  • Thank you to all of our volunteers who work on programs on the weekends and sometimes late in the evenings!
  • Don’t run away from a volunteer opportunity. Interested in volunteering? Join the Wednesday or Thursday group and learn more here.