Sunday, July 15

Big Darby Creek Canoe Float

Float a section of beautiful Big Darby Creek, central Ohio’s national and state designated scenic river. View properties that have been protected by AOA to help safeguard our water quality, native habitat and scenic assets. Enjoy views of the Big Darby valley and learn about river characteristics and conditions.

Bob Gable, Ohio Scenic Rivers Program Manager, will identify and discuss the variety of fish and mussels that live in the creek.

Spend a fun summer day on the river while helping to support AOA’s watershed conservation and education efforts!

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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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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.

Prairie and Butterfly Walk
Jul 21 all-day
Learn about our native butterflies and wildflowers while strolling through the summertime draped prairies at AOA’s Demonstration Site with Chris Kline of Butterfly Ridge.
Nature Walk at AOA Demonstration Site
Aug 4 all-day
OSU Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Tichenell will lead a family friendly nature walk focusing on the many native habitats at AOA’s Demonstration Site.
Medicinal Plant Walk
Aug 19 all-day
Medical herbalist Erika Guthrie will identify native medicinal plants while leading a tour and hike of the beautiful forests at Hintz Hollow, one of AOA’s [...]

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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.
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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