Stay tuned for our schedule of exciting 2017 events!

Please stay tuned for an exciting 2017 event schedule to be posted shortly. We are planning more trips to fabulous AOA properties such as Bison Hollow in the Hocking Hills as well as a slam bang 15th Anniversary Celebration! Please join us.

2017 Printable Event Calendar – Coming Soon!

Apr
15
Sat
Trillium Festival at Mathias Grove
Apr 15 all-day
Join us for AOA’s annual Spring blast. Enjoy naturalist-guided hikes that highlight the gorgeous spring wildflower show at Mathias gorge. This event also features a [...]
Apr
29
Sat
Mercer Woods Hike
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
Take this opportunity to visit the fabulous forested hills at Mercer Woods for a naturalist-led hike. View spring wildflowers and other Hocking Hills features.
May
7
Sun
Kleinmaier Nature Hike
May 7 – May 8 all-day
AOA Honorary Board member and naturalist Paul Knoop will lead a spring wildflower hike on AOA’s gorgeous state-designated State Nature Preserve in Sugar Grove.
Jun
10
Sat
Bird Habitat and Nest Box Workshop
Jun 10 all-day
Join representatives of Columbus Audubon as they look inside active nesting boxes. Learn about bird boxes, tagging and wild bird habitat.
Jun
18
Sun
Fishing on the River
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day
Spend time on Big Darby Creek, Ohio’s premier scenic river. Guides will lead fishing on the river on AOA’s Cline Preserve property and vicinity.
Jun
24
Sat
United Plant Savers (UpS) Golden Seal Sanctuary Tour and Hike
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day
Visit AOA’s newest conservation easement and UpS national headquarters and medicinal plant preserve. Staff will lead a tour and hike of the beautiful forests and [...]
Jul
16
Sun
Big Darby Creek Canoe Float
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Enjoy a summer day floating beautiful Big Darby Creek. Learn about the River habitats and species from Ohio Scenic Rivers Director Bob Gable.
Jul
22
Sat
Prairie and Butterfly Walk
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day
A summertime walk through the prairie habitats on AOA’s Demonstration Site will provide viewing and learning opportunities about our native flowers and butterflies.
Aug
4
Fri
Bat Workshop and Field Survey
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
Led by OSU Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Tichenell, this special Friday evening event will provide hands-on experience locating and identifying bats.
Aug
27
Sun
Snake Den Mounds and Beekeeping Tour at Barr Family Farms
Aug 27 all-day
Walk the site of three stone mounds located on a glacial ridge preserved by an AOA and learn about our native American history. Then visit [...]
Sep
2
Sat
Nature Walk at AOA Demonstration Site
Sep 2 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.
Oct
7
Sat
Native Seed Collection at Trella Romine Prairie Preserve
Oct 7 all-day
Learn about prairie plants while helping to collect native plant seed to be used to help establish new grassland prairies on AOA properties.
Oct
14
Sat
Fall Color Hike at Camp Oty Okwa Conservation Easement
Oct 14 all-day
Participate in an old growth forest hike featuring an old growth forest ecosystem and Hocking Hills geography.
Oct
21
Sat
AOA Annual Dinner
Oct 21 all-day
Help us celebrate AOA’s 15 Year Anniversary and conservation achievements.