AOA has another exciting slate of events for 2022 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
11
Wed
Forest Work Day at AOA’s Mishe Moneto Preserve – Big Darby Creek Conservation Corridor Initiative
May 11 @ 10:00 am
Mishe Moneto Preserve is a 255-acre Preserve located along Big Darby Creek, just east of Darbyville. This site conserves over 1.2 miles of Darby Creek [...]
May
19
Thu
Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve (SNP) – Hocking River Conservation Corridor Initiative
May 19 @ 10:00 am
Help AOA conserve this special natural space! AOA’s Kleinmaier SNP is a host to some spectacular native flora, including painted Trillium, and the rare Flame [...]
May
21
Sat
Birdwatching in the Scioto River Flyway at AOA’s MG Schneider Riverside Preserve
May 21 @ 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
22
Sun
Spring Orchid Walk at AOA’s Mercer Woods Old Growth Forest
May 22 @ 10:00 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
3
Fri
Volunteer Work Day at AOA’s Mercer Woods Old Growth Forest Preserve – Hocking River Conservation Corridor Initiative
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am
Help us keep the invasive species at bay while enjoying a beautiful spring day in the woods, surrounded by a plethora of beautiful wildflowers and [...]
Jun
4
Sat
View Cedar Bog Orchids and AOA’s Clark Preserve on Cedar Run
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am
Join AOA for our first visit to spectacular Cedar Bog Nature Preserve and AOA’s new Clark Preserve on Cedar Run in Champaign County. Cedar Bog [...]
Jun
7
Tue
Volunteer Work Day at AOA’s Fickardt Farm Preserve – Darby Creek Conservation Corridor
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am
The clear upland forests and low-lying wetlands of Fickardt Farm comprises one of AOA’s foremost Big Darby Creek conservation sites. With over 4,300 linear feet [...]
Jun
11
Sat
Participate in a BioBlitz at AOA’s Mishe Moneto Preserve on the Big Darby
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am
Join naturalist experts and non-experts as we get on the land and water to survey and identify the flora and fauna of AOA’s very own [...]
Jun
15
Wed
Forest Work Day at AOA’s Mishe Moneto Preserve – Big Darby Creek Conservation Corridor Initiative
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am
Mishe Moneto Preserve is a 255-acre Preserve located along Big Darby Creek, just east of Darbyville. This site conserves over 1.2 miles of Darby Creek [...]
Jun
21
Tue
Volunteer Work Day at AOA’s Fickardt Farm Preserve – Darby Creek Conservation Corridor
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am
The clear upland forests and low-lying wetlands of Fickardt Farm comprises one of AOA’s foremost Big Darby Creek conservation sites. With over 4,300 linear feet [...]
Jun
30
Thu
Volunteer Work Day at AOA’s Mercer Woods Old Growth Forest Preserve – Hocking River Conservation Corridor Initiative
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am
Help us keep the invasive species at bay while enjoying a beautiful spring day in the woods, surrounded by a plethora of beautiful wildflowers and [...]
Jul
17
Sun
Float Salt Creek with AOA and ODNR Scenic Rivers
Jul 17 all-day
Jul
23
Sat
Summer Orchid Walk at AOA’s Mercer Woods Old Growth Forest
Jul 23 all-day
Jul
30
Sat
Prairie, Pollinator and Butterfly Walk at AOA’s Cossin and Kreisel Preserves along the Scioto River
Jul 30 all-day
Aug
6
Sat
In the Creek with Kelly – Explore Hocking River Aquatic Life at AOA’s Conservation Demonstration Site
Aug 6 all-day
Sep
11
Sun
Monarch Tagging at AOA’s Hintz Hollow Preserve in the Hocking Hills
Sep 11 all-day