Events Calendar

Here you will find Programs, Hikes and Habitat Restoration Projects. Please join us!

Fossil Hunt at Kirby Nature Center
With Jack Berninger

Saturday, December 3 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.

Save the Dates!

December Audubon Christmas Counts-Western Hamilton County-This is when teams head out to count winter bird species. It’s fun and you can “add to a century of community science by joining a count near you”. This tradition dates back many years and has collected valuable data on winter bird population. Birding count circles include many areas in the Corridor. If you are interested in helping, contact Ned Keller at nedkeller49@gmail.com.

February 15, 2023 Wednesday 9:00 am – Winter Bird Walk at Kirby Nature Preserve – the focus will be on Sparrows, as well as any other birds we might find! Join Kathi Hutton, a Cincinnati resident for over 35 years. Kathi started birding when she identified her first White-crowned Sparrow in her backyard in 1994. She currently has a life list of 430 species in North America and over 500 worldwide. Beginners are welcome! Dress for the weather, binoculars/camera, sturdy shoes and water recommended. RSVP Kathy at events@westernwildlifecorridor.org.

February 28, 2023 – Winter Membership Meeting Updates on what is happening around WWC with a presentation on Riparian Ecology by Dr. Kendra Cipollini. This talk will give some interesting information about the unique habitat found in most of the properties in the Corridor. These meetings are usually held at 7:00 pm. More information soon.

Invasive Plant Blitz! Everyone welcome to join in to help WWC remove invasive species from our beautiful nature preserves. Keeping native species out of these areas benefits the ecosystem and local wildlife by giving native vegetation a chance to emerge and create much needed biodiversity. A simple lunch of soup, bread and desserts will be provided for your efforts. This is a good chance to learn from experts about invasive species, how to identify and eradicate them successfully. Date, location and what to bring will be announced soon.


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.

Project cancelled due to bad weatherSaturday, November 12, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Trail Restoration at Bender Mountain Nature Preserve. Leader: John 513.304.2310

Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Buckeye Trace Nature Preserve. Leaders: Gary 513.304.4303 and Tim 513.922.2104

Mid-week hikes
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 hikertim419@gmail.com to be added to the distribution list.

Important update

Program and Event changes
Western Wildlife Corridor is following CDC, Ohio and Hamilton County guidelines regarding Covid 19. Please practice proper social distancing procedures and 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.

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