AOA has another exciting slate of events for 2018 and welcomes your participation. Our events provide opportunities for members and the public to participate in and learn more about AOA’s important conservation mission. We emphasize nature-based education that features conserved lands and local ecosystems, providing hands-on learning and stewardship experiences, and the chance to visit the beautiful lands that you have helped to conserve.

A printable 2018 Event Schedule is available by clicking below:

April – November 2018

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.
Jun
23
Sat
Bat Workshop and Field Survey
Jun 23 all-day
Led by OSU Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Tichenell, this evening event will provide hands-on experience locating and identifying bats at AOA’s new Mishe Moneto Preserve. [...]
Jul
15
Sun
Big Darby Creek Canoe Float
Jul 15 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
21
Sat
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.
Aug
4
Sat
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.
Aug
19
Sun
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 [...]
Aug
23
Thu
Glacial Geology of Pickaway County
Aug 23 all-day
Learn about eskers, moraines, potholes, and other glacial landscape features such those at AOA’s Snake Den Mounds and Hitler Pond from ODNR Geologist Andy Nash. [...]
Oct
6
Sat
Native Seed Collection at Trella Romine Prairie Preserve
Oct 6 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
20
Sat
Fall Color Hike along old Hocking Canal
Oct 20 all-day
Hike along the old Hocking Canal and enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall season and canal features. Will also visit AOA’s new Crawford wetlands [...]
Nov
3
Sat
AOA Annual Dinner
Nov 3 all-day
Enjoy good food and company while helping celebrate AOA’s new conservation lands.