Hello WWC Members!
I thought it would be neat to take a moment to reflect on the many events that Western Wildlife Corridor held in 2018.
First, by my count we completed a full dozen Saturday morning habitat restoration work events during 2018. And this is not counting our weekly mid-week hikes, or individual or small-team efforts to combat invasive plants performed throughout the year. A big shout-out of “thanks” to all of the volunteers who showed up and worked, and likewise to our WWC project leaders who ran those work events. As much as anything, these events are critical to the fulfillment of our mission.
Second, we held eleven fun/educational events. All of these events were free to the public, except for the Invasive Plants Workshop organized by Green Umbrella. For most of these we were able to leverage the Kirby Nature Center building:
- January: Winter Hike at Kirby Nature Preserve
- February: Astronomy program “What Happened to All of the Stars in the Sky?” by Tom East
- February: Membership meeting with a keynote by Dr. David Lentz, on the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies (UC Field Station)
- March: “All About Owls”, presented by RAPTOR Inc.
- March: Invasive Plants Workshop sponsored by Green Umbrella.
- April: Fourteenth Annual Flower-a-thon.
- June: “Backyard Herping” with Dean Alessandrini
- September: Adventure hikes on Bender Mountain
- October: Fall color hike at Kirby Nature Preserve
- November: Nature Art Show
- December: Annual WWC Holiday Party
Our sincere appreciation to everyone who donated his or her time towards developing, organizing and holding these events in 2018. Thank you!