April Oxbow Program

Beginning in the 1950s, the Trosset family established many species of native wildflowers in their one-acre woods in Evendale. Ruth Trosset collected 40 years of meticulous records on all the plants and animals they found there. Carol, who grew up with the woods, has been analyzing Ruth’s data. In addition to describing the amazing natural diversity supported by a single acre, she will share her findings on how different groups of wildflowers appear to be responding to changing weather patterns.

Ruth Trosset was Project Coordinator for the 1987 CWFPS plant survey of the Oxbow. Carol was a member of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Junior Zoologists’ Club in the early 1970s. She currently lives in Minnesota where she is a Master Naturalist Instructor.

To get to the Oxbow, Inc. Office take Highway US 50 south from the #16 exit of I-275. Pass the Hollywood Casino exit and turn left at the second stop light onto Walnut St. 301 Walnut is on the right side at the second stop light where Walnut changes from two way to one way. Free parking is available on Walnut St., Center St., and in the parking lot behind the building.) Note: If there is any questions about whether or not a program is cancelled due to weather, a notice will be posted on our home page. You may also call Kani Meyer at 513-307-5284.

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