The Audubon Society of Ohio (ASO) was established in 1897 in the Greater
Cincinnati area. ASO was the first Audubon Society organized in Ohio, and is currently a local chapter of the National Audubon Society.
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Selected Upcoming Events
11 May 2013
Bird Banding Field Trip to Gilmore Ponds
Audubon Society is sponsoring a field trip to Tim Tolford's Bird Banding Station at Butler County Metroparks Gilmore Ponds Interpretive Preserve at 7:30 AM on Saturday May 11th. Use the Symmes Rd parking lot to enter Gilmore Ponds. A map of Gilmore Ponds is available at the Butler County Metroparks Web site. There should be plenty of migrating spring warblers and other birds. If you can't make it at 7:30 come later. All Audubon field trippers are also invited to a Metro nature and bird walk at 10:00 AM at the Gilmore Rd parking lot which will also end with a visit to the bird banding station, returning before noon. Allan Beach, Director and Field Trip Chairman
20 May 2013
Bird Banding; Volunteer Research... For the Birds
Tim Tolford will speak at the Audubon meeting at Winton Center on May 20th at 7:30 PM. A bander since 1995 Tim has had a spring banding station at Gilmore Ponds for 16 years and has added fall migration. For the last 5 years he has also banded hummingbirds and saw-whet owls and other winter visitors. Please come at 7:00 and share some socializing time with light refreshments. Allan Beach
See Calendar for additional details.
Jun 17, 2013 Paul Krusling, Reptiles of SW Ohio
Sep 16, 2013 Dr David Russell, Boreal Owl Research in Alaska
Oct 21, 2013 Brian Jorg, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls
The ASO Mission
ASO is dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of the natural world.
Through education and conservation activities in our community, we raise
awareness and promote solutions to global environmental problems. The Audubon Society of Ohio was formed to be an environmental leader and
educator for those living within the Greater Cincinnati area. We present
monthly programs on various topics that are free and educational. These
programs are usually held at the Winton Woods visitor center. Some topics
have included birding trends in Ohio, including how populations are monitored and studied; travels of birders and photographers to some of the most beautiful areas in the world; and guest speakers from other local, regional and national organizations.
ASO provides educational monthly field trips designed to give hands-on experiences in the natural world. In addition to field trips to birding hot spots, our field trips also focus on the rest of the natural world, including trees, wildflowers, butterflies, insects, salamanders and other amphibians and reptiles, and much more. We concentrate on exploring local habitats; to minimize driving, most of our field trips are held in the Greater Cincinnati area. We also host special events, such as our annual Birding Class,
a hands-on birding ID series taught by experts to people of all ages in the classroom and the field. The Audubon Society of Ohio actively conserves some key properties in the Hamilton County and Adams County areas. These properties provide beneficial habitat for native flora and fauna. We are also involved in many conservation projects, working cooperatively with other
like-minded groups in the area.
How Can You Help Support ASO?
Your local chapter is self supporting and depends on dues and contributions from local members. Dues for a “Friend” membership are only $15.00 per year, and since we are an all volunteer organization, your dues fully support our mission. Those dues help cover the basic benefits that we provide to Friends and to the public. WIth your support we can continue to provide free educational activities such as informative monthly programs with guest speakers, our monthly “Night at the Movies” , and field trips to various habitats to look for interesting flora and fauna found in Ohio. Your support helps to cover admin costs to produce the “Chat” newsletter. Most important, your dues give the ability to expand our projects and outreach in conservation and education. We hope you will join us!
Audubon Society of Ohio - ASO
3398 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239
PH: 513.741.7926 Web: www.cincinnatiaudubon.org
Website updated July 2011. Photos courtesy Rick Lisi & John Stewart.