April – October 2014

Trillium Festival
April 19, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Join us for AOA’s annual Spring blast. Shed your cabin fever and enjoy naturalist-guided hikes that highlight the gorgeous spring wildflower show at Mathias gorge. [...]
Tree Planting
April 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us anytime from 5-7 pm. Help us plant a diverse mix of trees in our Demonstration Site bottomland along the Hocking River. Directions to [...]
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the spring wildflower show.  Noted naturalist and AOA founder Paul Knoop will lead [...]
Trail Building Workshop
May 3, 2014 all-day
The Buckeye Trail Association will teach the “National Park Service” standard of trail building and design as we continue construction of the AOA Demonstration Site [...]
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve and enjoy a naturalist-led hike to view the spring wildflower show.  Jeff Johnson, ODNR Natural Areas Preserve Manager will lead [...]
Bartley Preserve Open House
June 14, 2014 all-day
Take advantage of this first opportunity to visit AOA’s newest preserve in Pickaway County. Learn more about this spectacular property and restoration plans from many [...]
Join representatives of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative as they look inside active nesting boxes. Learn about bird boxes, tagging and wild bird habitat.
The Buckeye Trail staff will lead a workshop on utilizing native rock in trail construction as we finish up the Demonstration Site trail and build [...]
Float the Hocking River and learn about the native mussels. This trip is a benefit for AOA sponsored by Fox’s Hocking Hills Canoe Livery.
Led by United Plant Savers and Rural Action learn about our native medicinal herbs as we walk and survey plants growing at our Demonstration Site. [...]
Crane Hollow Hike
September 13, 2014 all-day
In partnership with Crane Hollow participate in a deep forest hike at Crane Hollow Preserve featuring the eastern Hemlock Forest ecosystem and Hocking Hills geology. [...]
Prairie Seed Collection
September 27, 2014 all-day
Visit one of Columbus Metro Parks restored prairies and help collect native plant seed to be used to help establish new prairies on AOA properties. [...]
Hocking Canal Tour
October 19, 2014 all-day
Hosted by the Ohio Canal Society this historian-led event will feature a bus tour of the old Hocking Canal route from Carroll to Logan.