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.
ASO is a non-profit organization, qualified as a 501(c)(3) corporation. We are governed by a constitution and bylaws, a copy of which is available here.