Armleder Park in jointly managed by the Hamilton County Great Parks and the Cincinnati City Parks. The Park has a variety of habitats which include open meadows, brushy edges and a wooded riparian corridor located along the Little Miami River and Duck Creek. These habitats attract a diversity of birds and other wildlife. Late autumn is a beautiful time of the year and the subtle hues of the landscape interspersed with fall colors offer up a stark beauty. So come out and join our trip leader Chris Moran for what should be an invigorating morning afield. Chris is a veteran birder and knowledgeable naturalist and is the Secretary and Conservation Chairperson of our local Audubon Society. She is a regular visitor to Armleder and knows the area very well.
While the focus of this trip will be on the seasonal diversity of bird species we expect to find, Chris has varied interests in other aspects of nature and she will not ignore other wildlife and the flora of the area. We expect to see several raptors, including Northern Harrier, numerous sparrow species and other winter songbirds. Because of its location on the Little Miami River near its confluence with the Ohio River makes finding waterfowl and other water birds always a possibility at Armleder.
This trip will consist of walking various trails for a few hours but the terrain is generally level. Some trails may be muddy so where appropriate footwear. Restrooms are available in the Park. Waterfowl migration will be near peak on this date and Chris may decide to make a side trip to a nearby spot to improve our chances of seeing ducks and other water birds. Depending on unforeseen factors this trip will run until about noon. Don’t hesitate to contact Chris if you have any questions.
Otto Armleder Memorial Park is located at 5057 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45226. To get to Armleder Park from I-71 N or S; take Red Bank Road (exit 9) onto Red Bank Expressway toward Fairfax. Continue onto Red Bank Road, R onto Wooster Pike. Armleder Park is about 1.4 miles on the left.