AOA has another exciting slate of events for 2021 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.

May
19
Sun
Mercer Woods Wildflower and Orchid Hike
May 19 @ 12:00 am
Walk through mature hardwood and hemlock forests and explore the wildflower covered slopes, immersing ourselves in the magnificence of the beautiful old growth forest habitat. [...]
Jun
23
Sun
Hintz Hollow Hike
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am
Explore Hintz Hollow, one of AOA’s newest preserves. Located near Sugar Grove in the northern extent of the Hocking Hills, Hintz Hollow includes a large [...]
Jul
14
Sun
Big Darby Float Trip with Ohio Scenic Rivers
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am
Float a section of beautiful Big Darby Creek, a national and state designated scenic river. Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is co-sponsoring a canoe/kayak trip on [...]
Jul
20
Sat
Prairie and Butterfly Walk at AOA Demonstration Site led by Chris Kline
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am
Explore the tall grass prairie habitats and enjoy the summertime butterflies at the beautiful AOA Conservation Demonstration Site in the Hocking Hills. Enjoy a naturalist-led [...]
Aug
4
Sun
Explore Hocking River Aquatic Life with Kelly at AOA Demonstration Site
Aug 4 all-day
How’s the water? Let’s ask the fish and bugs! Did you know the fish and aquatic insects that live within Ohio’s rivers and streams can [...]
Aug
18
Sun
Medicinal Plant Walk
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am
Explore the woodland and prairie portions of AOA’s beautiful 116-acre Mercer Woods Preserve on the border of Hocking and Fairfield Counties. We will walk parts [...]
Sep
22
Sun
Mexico or Bust – Tag Monarch Butterflies – Marsha G. Schneider Preserve, Pickaway County
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am
Reports of monarchs roosting overnight by the hundreds are currently coming in from many areas of the state. The annual fall monarch migration is ON! [...]
Oct
5
Sat
Trella Romine Prairie Native Seed Collection
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
Enjoy an autumn day outdoors in the field learning about our native landscapes while helping to make a difference! Appalachia Ohio Alliance is joining with [...]
Apr
15
Thu
Volunteer Work Day at Kleinmaier SNP
Apr 15 all-day
Apr
23
Fri
Work Day at Mercer Woods Old Growth Preserve
Apr 23 all-day
Apr
24
Sat
Mushroom Walks at AOA Preserves Along the Hocking
Apr 24 all-day
Mushroom season is upon us. Healthy, native forests provide many resources to sustain us. One of the tastiest is the wild mushroom. If you are [...]
Apr
25
Sun
Off the Beaten Path with AOA – Wildflower and Waterfall Photography @ Bison Hollow
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tiny bluets and long-spurred violets line the trail into the north entrance of Bison Hollow. High sandstone bluffs tower over the blue-green waters of the [...]
Apr
27
Tue
Volunteer Work Day at Mercer Woods
Apr 27 all-day
May
2
Sun
Hike, Photography and Wildflowers at Kleinmaier SNP
May 2 @ 10:00 am
Explore Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve (SNP) and enjoy a hike to view the ongoing spring wildflower show. The slopes are covered in spring-time blooms including [...]
May
6
Thu
Volunteer Work Day at Fickardt Farm Preserve
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Utzinger Bog Walk and Campfire
May 6 @ 6:30 pm
Join AOA for a special weekday evening event as we visit the only preserved bog in Franklin County – AOA’s Utzinger Bog Preserve. Follow deer [...]
May
8
Sat
Hike AOA’s New Stone Canyon Preserve
May 8 @ 10:00 am
Visit one of AOA’s newest preserves in the Hocking Hills – the 145-acre Stone Canyon Preserve. Located in southern Fairfield County, Stone Canyon contributes to [...]
May
12
Wed
Volunteer Work Day at Wildasinn on Big Darby
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
16
Sun
Orchid Walk at Mercer Woods
May 16 @ 10:00 am
Join us for a pleasant walk through mature hardwood and hemlock forests, exploring the wildflower covered slopes and immersing ourselves in the magnificence of the [...]
May
19
Wed
Volunteer Work Day at Big Darby Oaks
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
22
Sat
Hike at Mishe Moneto
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a hike on AOA’s Mishe Moneto Preserve along Big Darby Creek near Darbyville. We will spend most of our time wondering through [...]
May
26
Wed
Volunteer Work Day at MWE Hocking Canal Wetlands
May 26 all-day
Jun
3
Thu
Volunteer Work Day at Bonnoront
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
5
Sat
Hocking Canal and Wetland Walk
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am
Visit another one of AOA’s new preserves in the Hocking Hills – the 28-acre old Hocking Canal Lock No. 11 and canal corridor and wetland [...]
Jun
9
Wed
Volunteer Work Day at Fickardt Preserve
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
16
Wed
Volunteer Work Day at Mercer Woods
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
24
Thu
Volunteer Work Day at Mercer Woods
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
26
Sat
Hintz Hollow Rhododendron Hike
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am
Explore Hintz Hollow, one of AOA’s recently conserved Hocking Hills preserves. Located near Sugar Grove in the northern extent of the Hocking Hills, Hintz Hollow [...]
Jul
24
Sat
Cossin Prairie and Scippo Creek Walk
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am
Explore two of AOA’s conserved properties along the Scioto River in Pickaway County – Cossin and Kreisel Preserves. AOA restored 50 acres on the Cossin [...]
Jul
25
Sun
Float Big Darby Creek
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am
Float a section of beautiful Big Darby Creek, a national and state designated scenic river. Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is co-sponsoring a canoe/kayak trip on [...]
Prairie and Butterfly Walk at AOA Demonstration Site
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am
Explore the tall grass prairie habitats and enjoy the summertime butterflies at the beautiful AOA Conservation Demonstration Site in the Hocking Hills. Enjoy a naturalist-led [...]
Jul
31
Sat
Purple Fringeless Orchid Walk at AOA’s Mercer Woods Preserve
Jul 31 all-day