July 23, 2016 all-day

Explore the tall grass prairie habitats and enjoy summertime at the beautiful Trella Romine Prairie in southern Marion County. Enjoy a naturalist-led stroll through the prairie during the peak of the wildflowers and observe the butterflies, birds and various other inhabitants of a tall grass ecosystem. We will experience how habitat restoration and enlightened management can enhance wildlife and learn how important it is to conserve corridors with native plants to maintain natural pollinator populations.

Our walk will be led by Gale Martin, Director of the Marion County Historical Society and board member of the Ohio Prairie Association, as well as a caretaker of the Trella Romine Prairie. Gale will also have native plants for sale from her nursery.

This event will be held rain or shine – so please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather. Bug repellant may be desirable. Please bring your own drinks and/or snacks. Water is not available on site. Feel free to pack a lunch and picnic afterwards in the shady grove on the property. AOA events are free and open to the public.

Meet at the prairie entrance at 10:00 a.m. Look for the AOA signs and tent. We expect the walk to last for approximately 2 hours. Trella Romine Prairie is located just north of Green Camp at the intersection of Marion-Green Camp Road (Highway 739) and Larue-Prospect Road South (Highway 203). There is no Google map street address for the property.

Directions to Site

Plant Sale – Purchase Native Prairie Plants at July 23rd Prairie Walk

Grow your own prairie to attract and help support our native butterflies and pollinators. Everyone can plant and grow a few native plants or their own small prairie. Take this opportunity to purchase potted native Ohio prairie plants from Natives in Harmony nursery. Proprietor and native plant expert Gale Martin will be set up at the site with a wide variety of potted prairie plants for sale. Stock up with some of our homegrown natives from one of Ohio’s premiere native plant nurseries. Gale is a member of the Ohio Prairie Association and will be glad to offer prairie planting and maintenance advice. The plant sale is open to the public. Natives in Harmony will donate $.50 from each plant sale to AOA – so plant a big prairie and support our conservation efforts at the same time!