Here you will find Programs, Hikes and Habitat Restoration Projects. Please join us!
Outdoors for All Expo
Friday August 2, 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Western Wildlife Corridor will have a booth at Adventure Crew’s Outdoors for All Expo on Friday, August 5 at Schmidt Recreation Complex! Check out more than 50 exhibits from local parks, outdoor outfitters, adventure experts and environmentally-minded organizations while enjoying live music from The Tillers, Tracy Walker and Gabbard & Co; MadTree beer; and food trucks. Whether you’re into paddling, hiking, biking or green living, you’ll find lots of exhibitors and hands-on activities to enjoy. The event is FREE and open to the public from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. Directions to Schmidt Recreation Complex can be found here. More info: www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/expo
On the Wing, August 13, 2022 10:30 am
Butterfly walk with Dr. Glenn Crisler II
Admired the world over, butterflies are treasured for their beauty and grace. This walk will focus on finding and identifying butterflies on the various plants found at Kirby Nature Center. You will learn how to best attract them to your yard too. Event is free, but registration is required and appreciated! https://secure.givelively.org/event/western-wildlife-corridor-inc/on-the-wing-august-13-2022-10-30-am-butterfly-walk-with-dr-glen-crisler-ii
Dr. Glenn B. Crisler II
Dr. Glenn Crisler II is an amateur lepidopterist that hails from Brookhaven, Mississippi. He moved to Cincinnati, OH after completing his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 2019.
In addition to being an Analytical Chemist, Glenn is also passionate about nature and lends his expertise with others by leading outdoor naturalist hikes and delivering lectures for various state parks and societies.
Some of Glenn’s work is published in the Journal, “ News of the Lepidopterist’s Society,” a journal dedicated to the study of butterflies and moths.
GREAT OUTDOOR WEEKEND
Outdoor Adventure Hikes on WWC Preserves on
September 24, Saturday & September 25, Sunday
Kirby Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 24, 10am – noon
A moderate hike will begin through our prairie and into a beautiful cedar glade. Then we’ll hike up a creek valley through an equally beautiful forest. A strenuous hike will begin through our prairie and cedar glade. Then we’ll climb through a very nice mature forest to a hillside limestone quarry where you’ll be treated to a fantastic view of the Ohio River Valley. Meet at Kirby Nature Preserve, 2 East Main Street in Addyston, Ohio.
Bender Mountain Preserve, Sunday, September 25, 1pm-2:30pm
The hike will start at 1:00pm with a climb through a beautiful forest on our Eagle Scout Trail. At the top we will be treated to a spectacular view of the Ohio River Valley. We will then hike along the ridgetop trail to Pawpaw Gap and beyond for the return to the trail head. The moderate hike will start at 1:00pm and will meander along the slope of Bender Mountain through an equally beautiful forest. At Paw Paw Gap, with a little luck, we will be able to sample that delectable fruit. This hike is rated moderate to strenuous. Meet at the gravel parking area on Bender Road about ½ mile from Hillside.
Fall Foliage Hike
Tim Sisson, Leader
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us on Saturday October 23 for a day of hike at the Kirby Nature Center. Enjoy the trails, and learn to identify the trees and wildflowers of Western Wildlife Corridor and learn how we are managing our forest. Meet at Kirby Nature Preserve, 2 East Main Street in Addyston, Ohio.
Cost: Free, no registration is required.
Fossil Hunt at Kirby Nature Center
With Jack Berninger
Saturday, November 13; 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Kirby Nature Center and Preserve
Get ready for some family fun with WWC, where your family will go on an adventure discovering all the interesting fossils in our dry creek bed at our Kirby Nature Center. This outdoor program will start with a short explanation by Jack Berninger, and each child will be given a special fossil at the start of the program!
Admission is free. Location: Kirby Nature Center is located at 2 Main Street, Addyston, Ohio.
Cost: Free, no registration is required.
Habitat Restoration Projects &
Mid-week Hikes at our Preserves
What’s our Habitat Restoration all about? It’s one of the most important things we do! If you’ve never done one of these before, we encourage you to join us, as it doesn’t require any special skills. No registration is necessary, but please contact a project leader to make sure it hasn’t been cancelled. For more information, please visit this page and read the document Habitat Restoration Frequently Asked Questions.
Saturday, September 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Delshire Nature Preserve. Leaders: Molly 973.342-7921 and Jeff 513.600.7520
Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Kirby Nature Preserve. Leaders: Tim 513.922.2104 and Matt 513.604.6728
Saturday, October 1, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Buckeye Trace Nature Preserve. Leaders: Gary 513.304.4303 and Tim 513.922.2104
Saturday, October 15, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Shady Lane Preserve. Leaders: Ed 513.919.5186 and John 513.304.2310
Saturday, November 5, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods. Leaders: Gary 513.304.4303 and Tim 513.922.2104
Did you know that Western Wildlife Corridor volunteers gather for a mid-week hike almost every week? This is where we might do some light habitat restoration or trail building.
Email Tim Sisson at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list.
Program and Event changes
Western Wildlife Corridor is following CDC, Ohio and Hamilton County guidelines regarding Covid 19. We will open the Kirby building for bathroom access for outdoor events. Please practice proper social distancing procedures and correctly wear a mask to ensure the health and safety of all guests. We will be keeping a close eye on any developments regarding the COVID-19 virus and will carefully consider how we proceed in the weeks ahead. Please check this page frequently to see if changes are needed for any events.