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What's Happening Right Now at the Nature Center!

Want to know what's going on at Cincinnati Nature Center these days? Check below and see updates before you come to visit!   (Updated 08/19/2019)

Hammock time!

Trails & Conservation

  • Check out a Hammock at the front desk and hang out at Harmony Ridge and  Oak Allee’.
  • Monarch monitoring program is in full swing.
  • Land Stewards are working hard to remove invasive plants.
  • Bluebird monitoring is wrapping up.
  • Backyard habitat has the final touches.
  • Greenhouse is now open and in full operation.
  • Stream Monitoring has started and data is being collected on Aveys Run, O’Bannon and Long Branch Creek.
  • Pond monitoring on all ponds and our lake.
  • Injured or orphaned wildlife - please follow the guidelines from this website.

Amaryllis belladonna (Naked Ladies) by Dan Hayes Photography

Natural World

  • Naked Ladies are in full bloom around the Celebration Garden.
  • Wildflowers that are out range from jewelweed, clover, ironweed, and a variety of cone flowers.  Check out the pollinator garden to see more!
  • Sweat bees are out with the humidity.
  • Hummingbirds are buzzing the flowers and feeder by the Gatehouse.
  • Monarch caterpillars are visible around the milkweed plants at the Herb Wall and Center for Conservation.
  • Spittle bugs are leaving their mark on plants.
  • Milkweed bug and aphids can be seen all over.
  • Keep an eye out for nests in the trees. Who is living in them?
  • Warblers are still traveling through our area. Lotus Pond is always a good place to watch for them.
  • Keep watch for the sleek mink around Powel Crosley Lake and Playscape.

Facilities Updates

  • Facilities has been hard at work prepping for the national conference for nature centers that we are hosting.
  • Green Roofs are maintained by our facilities team.
  • Members please check out the new, lovely setting at the overlook at Long Branch Farm & Trails.
  • Enjoy nature behind the Rowe Woods Visitor Center in the new sitting area.
  • Construction on the side porch has finished.
  • Grounds are doing a great job mowing and trimming trees.
  • Thank you to our Facilities Team for filling our bird feeders regularly.
  • All drinking fountains are available.
  • All restrooms are open

One of our dedicated library volunteers

Volunteer Updates

  • Thank you to our library volunteers in helping keep our information organized. 
  • Road Cleanup crew will be working on the first Saturday of each month.
  • Trailside Stations are presented by our volunteers.
  • Hike for your Health volunteers come on Saturday and Sundays.
  • Bird walks are led by volunteers every other Saturday.
  • Volunteers worked hard to make our recent Back to Nature fundraising event an incredible success!
  • Don’t run away from a volunteer opportunity. Interested in volunteering? Join the Wednesday or Thursday group and learn more here.