Do you want to help?
Ohio Farm Bureau board member Lane Osswald and family have a cabbage crop that will be donated to the Ohio Association of Food Banks. They are organizing volunteers to help with the harvest at their farm in Preble County. They are looking for people who could help this afternoon, Aug. 30, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There are other volunteer needs throughout this week, too.
Please call Ohio Farm Bureau for more details at 614-246-8241.
There are many events on the horizon that you can look forward to enjoying. They are:
Sun., Sept. 18th, 9am to Noon – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sat., Sept. 24th, 3pm to 5pm – GOW: Hike Salamander Run
Sun., Sept. 25th, 4pm to 5:30pm – GOW: Hike and Pie at the Ruder Preserve
Sat., Oct. 22nd, 9am to 1pm – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sat., Oct. 22nd, 1pm to 5pm – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sat., Nov. 12th, 9am to 1pm – Ruder Preserve Workday
Sat., Nov. 12th, 5:30 to 8:30pm – Auction for Acres at the Fitton Center in Hamilton
Sat., Jan. 28th, 2017 – Annual Membership Meeting at the Knolls of Oxford
Believe it or not – the weather has turned lovely and dry, so we get to go creeking on a gorgeous property. How cool is that?
Please wear shoes you can get wet so you can explore what creepy cool critters live in our creeks. We’ll meet at 9:30am at 4328 Wallace Road, Oxford, OH 45056 (on the west side of the creek, best accessed from Hwy 73).
Be warned that Wallace Road does not have a bridge over four mile creek – so the two halves of this road do not connect to each other – and this property is not on the highway 27 side of Wallace Road.
From Oxford: take 73 West, turn right onto Shollenbarger Road, turn right when it ends into Lanes Mill Road and take a soft right onto Wallace Road. Fun fact – on Lanes Mill Road and Wallace Road, you’ll be parallel to the path of the creek you’ll be exploring: Four Mile Creek.
CANCELLED: August 17th from 6 to 8pm – Fossils and a Feast
Sadly, the rainy weather recently and predicted for Wednesday is going to make the fossil hunting areas impassible. We are cancelling this event. It is our dearest hope that we will be able to offer it next year (and that it won’t be rained out again!). Thanks so much for all your interest!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Bonnie at (513) 524-2150 or email her at email@example.com.
Saturday, August 13th Ruder Preserve Workday Cancelled
Due to rain forecast for this weekend, we need to cancel this workday. The work we had anticipated doing this Saturday includes painting the stumps, which requires dry weather.
Please come help us at a future work day:
More work days are planned this fall. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have the proper amount of equipment available.
Sunday, September 18th, 9am to Noon
Saturday, October 22nd, 9 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm (lunch provided). Come to either the 1st or 2nd shift (or both – if you’re feeling ambitious).
Saturday, November 12th, 9 am to 1 pm
Please remember to RSVP to Randy at email@example.com – we want to have enough tools (and in October – food) for everyone. Thank-you so much for your willingness to help!
On Wednesday, August 10th, as part of our Summer Outdoor Education Series, Dick Munson led our group of water-resistant plant enthusiasts on a first-rate tour of his Arboretum and L’Obel Nursery. We were fascinated with the wealth of knowledge Dick shared with us about the native trees and plants we saw. A big thank-you to Dick and to everyone who braved the rain to attend this event!
August 10th from 9:30 to 11am – Native Ohio Trees and Plants
Resident expert Dick Munson will teach us about some of the flora that have been living here, on this land we call home, much longer than we have. We’ll meet at 9:30am at 6751 Brown Road, Oxford, OH 45056.