Past Events

  1. Sep 18, 2020 through Oct 9, 2020 (All day)

    Online Plant Sale   The Friends of Secrest Arboretum have taken their fall plant sale online. The sale is an important fundraiser for the group which supports projects and programs at the Arboretum. Shop for a wide selection of distinctive trees and shrubs as well as ATI-grown mums.

  2. Sep 16, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    The Partners for the Environment will recognize the award recipients at the Partners’ annual awards event September 16, beginning at 6 p.m. through a virtual gathering on the internet. Please see the "News" article on the Home page for details.

  3. Sep 11, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Our next Virtual A DAY in the WOODS program “Forest and wildlife history and future challenges”  will be offered as a Zoom webinar on September 11 from 10 am to 11:30 am. The live program will feature two presentations on forest and wildlife history.   Two additional presentations focusing on future challenges to forests and wildlife will be available for viewing in advance. All four presenters will be available for a live question and answer session during the live event.

  4. Sep 4, 2020 (All day)

    The climate is changing, and it is impacting forests in many ways. The magnitude of continued accelerated change requires adaptation strategies aimed to maintain healthy and productive forests.  As forests are placed under additional stress, it is also critical that we consider how wildlife may respond to a shifting climate and important forest habitats that they depend on.  For birds, there is natural ecological link to the importance of trees and forest structure and in many cases birds are often used as indicators of forest conditions and management goals.

  5. Aug 27, 2020 through Aug 30, 2020, 5:00am - 5:00pm

    Darter Fest

  6. Aug 26, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:15pm

    Denise Ellsworth will be repeating her session on citizen science and bees next Wednesday (8/26) from 2:00--3:15 PMEST. Here's the information to join or watch the recording.  Taking Flight with Community Science: Bees We are pleased to have Denise Ellsworth, Pollinator Education, Department of Entomology/Extension, The Ohio State University, leading the session. The session is free but you will need to register first.  See the invitation to the Zoom meeting below.  There is a password required that will be e-mailed to you after you register. Program Description:

  7. Aug 7, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am

    Help track invasive species using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App.  Join Kathy Smith, Amy Stone, Marne Titchenell, and Eugene Braig, specialists in forestry, horticulture, wildlife, and aquatic ecology, as they share how to use the app to report invasive species.

  8. Jul 28, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

    The Master Gardener Volunteers are sponsoring a webinar focused on Growing Mushrooms for Food and Health. This webinar is scheduled for July 28th at 7PM. Please click here for the complete details.

  9. Jul 25, 2020 (All day)

    A Citizen Science Project! Barnes Preserve has welcomed visitors for many years, but we have never surveyed how many people actually use the park. Having a good estimate of usage can be very helpful  when applying for grants, or donations from foundations. We know that the park is well utilized but it would be helpful to have some numbers to quote.  

  10. Jul 18, 2020 through Aug 5, 2020, 7:00am - 7:00pm

    Registration is open for the chose your own scavenger hunt type Trailblazer Adventure in the Spring Valley area of the Little Miami Watershed! You can pick your date, time, speed and amount of the trail you want to explore between July 18th and Aug 5th.  Send in the photos of your adventure to be entered into a drawing for prizes! 

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