Saturday, April 28

Birdwatching Hike Along Scioto River at M.G. Schneider Preserve

Enjoy a birding expedition to the wilds of the Scioto River at AOA’s sprawling Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve in Pickaway County. We will hike a variety of bottomland habitats searching for early migrants that are winging their way north along the Scioto River fly-way. We will also check out the resident birds and summer breeders in the area – plus the heron rookery in the large sycamore trees along the river. All levels of birders are welcome.

Long-time birders and Circleville natives, sisters Melanie Shuter and Marcia Brehmer, will lead the hike.

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Bird Watching with AOA
Trillium Festival

Mercer Woods Ephemeral Walk

Finds Many Spring Wildflowers Emerging from the Forest

The thirty participants who came out under the threat of rain (which came late, thankfully) found an abundance of native wildflowers emerging from winters grip. Some of the plants we saw include: Virginia Bluebells, Hepatica, Ginger, Blue Cohosh, Violets, Bloodroot, Dutchman’s-breeches, Miterwort, Trillium, and Trout Lily. Many others were just emerging.

Thanks to Angela Carter for leading this ramble through the woods.

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Volunteer Stewardship Opportunities

Help AOA protect our native wildflowers and landscapes

Spending time in AOA’s beautiful forests can be very peaceful and therapeutic – as well as providing opportunities for viewing the many beautiful wildflowers and camaraderie with fellow conservationists. You can help us make a difference and enhance the quality of the rare and wonderful native habitats at our preserves.

We need your assistance to combat the Garlic Mustard and invasive scourge on our preserves. We know garlic mustard pulling is not the most glamorous activity, but it is badly needed to protect our native wildflowers. We cannot do it alone.

We have scheduled a series of organized work days each week for volunteers to visit our preserves and assist with our habitat protection and stewardship activities. Please join us.

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Trillium Festival

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Thanks to your support 2017 was another successful year for land and water conservation. Check out our most recent Year in Review and catch up on our progress. If you would like to receive a hard copy via mail, please contact AOA at aoalt@earthlink.net.

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Upcoming Events

Get outside with AOA and explore and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!

Participate in one of our exciting 2018 events. See Event Page for printable schedule of events.

Apr
28
Sat
Birdwatching Hike at Marsha G. Schneider Preserve
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am
Enjoy a birding expedition to the wilds of the Scioto River at AOA’s sprawling Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve in Pickaway County. We will visit different [...]
May
6
Sun
Kleinmaier SNP Nature Walk
May 6 all-day
Naturalist Jim Osborn will lead a spring wildflower hike on AOA’s gorgeous state-designated State Nature Preserve in Sugar Grove.
May
12
Sat
Mercer Woods Hike
May 12 all-day
Take this opportunity to visit the fabulous forested hills at Mercer Woods for a naturalist-led hike led by Paul Knoop. View spring wildflowers and other [...]
May
19
Sat
Bison Hollow Ramble
May 19 all-day
Naturalist Andrew Gibson will lead a nature hike through AOA’s spectacular Bison Hollow gorge properties in the southern portion of the Hocking Hills.
Jun
9
Sat
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 9 all-day
Join Darlene Sillick of Columbus Audubon as they look inside active nesting boxes. Learn about bird boxes, tagging and wild bird habitat.

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Testimonials

When we consider what it took to create this landscape, we must also consider what we can do to insure that future generations will also be able to marvel at its beauty.
Paul Knoop
The scenic views, diversity of plants and wildlife, and quiet times in the country will all be enhanced by the security of knowing that things can stay this way into the future.
Larry R. Menchhofer

In the end, I decided to sell my property to AOA because I love it so much. It was hard to part with it – but I am not really parting with it – it is there forever thanks to AOA.

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