Events Calendar

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

Flower-Friendly Insects of Ohio
Presentation and Walk with Jessee J. Smith
Saturday July 9, 2022 11:00am Kirby Nature Center

Honey bees are always welcome in the garden, but other species of bees—as well as wasps, flies, and even beetles—are also important pollinators. Learn more about the network of flower-friendly insects native to our Ohio habitats during a brief visual presentation in the Kirby Nature Center, followed by a visit to our pollinator garden and a walk through the prairie to see who’s enjoying the summer flowers. Binoculars recommended (they’re not just for birding)!

Jessee J. Smith, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph University with degrees in natural science and fine art, has co-authored publications on periodical cicadas, tiger beetles, and insects in human culture. She has served as the copyeditor of American Entomologist for over 20 years and as the editor and layout designer of several field guides for the Ohio Biological Survey. She also works as a metalsmith and jeweler, focusing on insects and other nature-related designs. Please click here to RSVP as attendance is limited. We look forward to seeing you!

On the Wing, August 13, 2022 10:30 am
Butterfly walk with Dr. Glen Chrisler

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.

Dr. Glenn Crisler II is a professor of analytical chemistry at Mount Saint Joseph University and in addition to publishing research in analytical chemistry journals, he is published in the journal Lepidoptera (which is the order for butterflies and moths). More information and registration coming soon!

Dr. Glenn Crisler II taught analytical chemistry at Mount Saint Joseph University and most recently has returned to the public sector. In addition to publishing research in analytical chemistry journals, he is published in the journal Lepidoptera (which is the order for butterflies and moths). More information and registration coming soon!

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
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, May 7, 9:30 am to 12:00pm, Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods. Leaders: Gary 513.304.4303 and Tim 513.607.2599
Saturday, May 14, 9:30 am to 12:00pm, Kirby Nature Preserve. Leader: Matt 513.604.6728
Saturday, May 21, 9:30 am to 12:00pm, Buckeye Trace. Leaders: Tim 513.607.2599 and John 513.304.2310
Saturday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Habitat restoration at Shady Lane. Leaders: Matt 513.604.6728 and Ed 513.919.5186

Saturday, September 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Kirby Nature Preserve. Leaders: Tim 513.922.2104 and Matt 513.604.6728

Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Habitat restoration at Delshire Preserve. Leader: Molly 973.342-7921 and Jeff 513.600.7520

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

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.

Past Recorded Events:

Animals Alive with Great Parks of Hamilton County

Fungi with Mr. Chatfield

Butterflies with Dr. Glenn Crisler II


Important update

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.

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