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Earth Day, Every Day in April

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day, every day in April! From fun family programs to a native plant sale to online programs, there's something for everyone to do to connect to the Earth this month!


The Cicadas Are Coming! (Online)

Tuesday, April 13, 7-8 pm

2021 is the year of the 17-year cicada in the Cincinnati area! Join us for a fun evening of learning about the fascinating lives and history of cicadas. We’ll also discuss how to address these special visitors when they land on your trees and yard.  Member adult $5; nonmember adult $5.


Spring Native Plant Sale

April 17-June 6, 10 am—5 pm

Visit the Rowe Visitor Center for our annual Spring Native Plant Sale to gather herbs, native plants, flowering trees, and shrubs to create a bright and beautiful garden, while providing a wonderful habitat for wildlife!


Pawpaw Planting Project at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, April 17, 4-5:30 pm -- SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 24, 4-5:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Month by giving back. During this family-friendly learn-by-doing volunteer project, you’ll help plant hundreds of baby pawpaw trees “way down yonder” by O’Bannon Creek at Long Branch Farm & Trails. Participants will receive five pawpaw seeds to take home to grow their own trees. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Herb Gardening for Life (Online)

Saturday, April 17, 2-4 pm

In this hybrid cooking/gardening class, local author Rita Heikenfeld will highlight tips on using culinary herbs for flavor and health. Pollinator gardening specialist Steve Inglish will delve into pollinator conservation. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $10.


Gardening for Pollinators (Online)

Wednesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Steve Inglish will discuss the importance and benefits of integrating native habitat into our home landscapes and provide an overview of key habitat requirements and features you’ll need to create your own butterfly/pollinator garden. He’ll explore resources to help you transform your yard into a caterpillar nursery, as well as how to certify your yard as wildlife habitat. Members $10; nonmembers $10.




Earth Month Family Quest


Saturday, April 24, 2-4 pm

Explore the trails with your family on a quest to be the ultimate conservationist. Journey through different habitats while completing tasks to help Mother Nature. Members $5; nonmembers $5 (includes daily admission). 


Bluebird Box Checking at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Saturday, April 24, 9:30-11 am

Hike with the bluebird box monitoring team and peer inside bird houses. Discover what the Nature Center is doing to encourage bluebirds, and how you can provide bird housing. Members $5; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission).


Earth Day Weekend Artists Market

April 24 & 25

Join us in celebrating Earth Day Weekend and meet local artists, makers, and their goats! From pottery to upcycled baskets to goat milk soap, there are unique art pieces everyone will enjoy!


Plant Native for Novices

Saturday, April 24, 1:30-3 pm

Sunday, April 25, 3-4:30 pm

Saturday, May 1, 1:30-3 pm

Tuesday, May 4, 6-7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 6:30-8 pm

Saturday, May 8, 3-4:30 pm

Leisurely tour our native gardens to spark inspiration for planting at home. We’ll stroll through our verdant grounds to engage our senses and understand why planting native benefits us all. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $14 (includes daily admission).


Grow Pawpaw Trees (Online)

Sunday, April 25, 3:30-5:30 pm

We can raise pawpaw trees that benefit both humans and wildlife. Whether you’re growing pawpaw trees in your yard, wondering why there’s no fruit in your woodland pawpaw patch, or trying to raise zebra swallowtail butterflies, this virtual class is for you. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $10.


Attracting Wildlife While Apartment Living (Online)

Tuesday, April 27, 6:30-8 pm

Even the smallest outdoor spaces can provide vital habitat to birds, bees, and butterflies alike. Learn how to invite wildlife into your space and transform it into a natural paradise. Member adult $8; nonmember adult $8.


Battling Problem Plants (Online)

Wednesday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

Creating a wildlife-friendly yard entails making space for native species, and that means removing introduced plants. If you find yourself asking, “Which plants are introduced?” or “How do I remove non-native ‘problem’ plants?”, this beginner level class is for you. Using examples from the Nature Center’s gardens and grounds, Natural Areas Manager Olivia Espinoza will provide tips and tricks for battling aggressive plants. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $10.