March 14 – A second tree planting at Todd’s Fork Preserve. We have three-hundred more trees to put in the ground (black walnuts for the bottom land, flowering trees, American plums!) Feel free to stop by at any point in the day and lend a hand. We’d love to see you.
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
April 18 – Wildflower Hike at Kope Hollow Preserve. We’re planning two hikes at Kope this spring to capture brief windows of time where the wildflowers are most spectacular. Walk will be led by botanist Daniel Boone. On-site parking is limited. We will post carpool opportunities in advance of the event. 5051 US 52 Kope Hollow Nature Preserve in Ripley, Ohio.
April 25 – Wildflower Hike at Todd’s Fork Preserve. Spring time is around the corner. The window to catch the stunning diversity of wild flowers is narrow. Join us to on a walk through Todd’s Fork Preserve with renowned botanist Dan Boone, just outside of Wilmington, at just the right time to catch some blooming beauties. Wear good walking shoes! Click here for the google map: https://goo.gl/maps/eLGHbi4ALmS2TYk3A
May 23 – Wildflower Hike at Kope Hollow Preserve. The second of two spring hikes at Kope this spring, timed to capture brief windows where the wildflowers are most spectacular. Walk will be led by botanist Daniel Boone. On-site parking is limited. We will post carpool opportunities in advance of the event. 5051 US 52 Kope Hollow Nature Preserve in Ripley, Ohio.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Anna at anna@CardinalLandConservancy.org
Building Pretty Ditches to Manage Excess Rainfall
Consider pretty ditches to handle excess rainfall. In our changing climate, water can be an asset and a liability. I prefer the former and by utilizing Rain Gardens and Bioswales, we can all look forward to the next heavy rain.
Learn more about Bioswales and Rain Gardens
Land Trust Alliance Accreditation
Clermont County Public Library Bee Hotel Workshop
Cardinal Staff worked with Clermont County’s Miami township and Union township library staff to offer bee hotel-building workshops to over 50 families. Library card holders of all ages came out to learn about the solitary bees living in their backyards and build habitat for them.
Unlike European honey bees, solitary bees do not live in colonies. Instead, they build individual cells. 90% of bees are solitary and they are as diverse as they are numerous. They make nests in a wide variety of materials as well. Some species nest in uncovered soil, some in dried reeds or grasses. Their habitat is important because these bees are more effective pollinators than European honey bees and because their habitat is in short supply. So, attendees of this workshop learned about these hard-working creatures, and left with their own bee hotels, ready to make their yards or apartments awnings, or condo decks more pollinator-friendly. For more information about scheduling your own bee hotel workshop, contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org .