The speaker for our June program, John Klein, will be familiar to many of you. John is retired from the Great Parks of Hamilton County where he worked for 33 years, his last 22 years as Land Manager. During John’s long stewardship with Great Parks, he oversaw many exceptional projects, including the creation of the Shaker Trace Nursery, the wetlands restoration at Miami Whitewater Forest, The Winton Lake restoration and the acquisition of many new park properties to name just a few. John is also a longtime advocate and current board member of both, the Western Wildlife Corridor and Oxbow Inc. John is a complete naturalist and has a diverse knowledge of Natural History. One of his more recent interests is the southern flying squirrel which is the topic of his June program.
John has been interested in these amazing animals for several years and has even designed special nest boxes and feeders to attract them. John, as well as other wildlife experts, claims that the rarely seen southern flying squirrel is in fact Ohio’s most common squirrel! John’s program will give us an insight to this little known species and will discuss their ecology, habits, range and habitat. John will also give us inside tips on how we can find and attract this nocturnal specter on our own. John is a great speaker and this program should be fun as well as informative.
Audubon programs are held on the third Monday of the month (not including January, July, August or December). We meet at 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments, with the program beginning at 7:30. We meet at the Winton Woods visitor center, located at 10245 Winton Road. To reach the visitor center from I-275, take the Winton Road exit, and go south. Just before the lake, turn right into the park. From the Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Winton Road North exit, and turn right into the park just after the lake.
Note that a Park District auto sticker is required – $3.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $5.00 daily or $14.00 annual for non-residents.