Saturday, June 9

Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop

Join AOA and representatives of the Columbus Audubon Society for a workshop on cavity-nesting birds. Look inside active nesting boxes and learn about bird boxes, bird banding and wild bird habitat for the species in our area. This unique event will provide an opportunity to see inside active nest boxes and view young birds up close! Cavity-nesting bird expert Darlene Sillick will help answer your birding and nesting questions. This is a family-friendly event. Please feel free to bring the kids and instill stewardship values.

Event Details
Bison Hollow
Kleinmaier Beauty

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.

Ephemeral 1
Ephemeral 2
Ephemeral 3
Ephemeral 4

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.

Work Day Schedule and Info
Trillium Festival

2017 AOA Year in Review Available

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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.
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