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Spring Grove Cemetery Field Trip

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

While the Covid epidemic continues, we ask that you follow local, state, and CDC guidelines on our trips. Although the trips are outdoors, maintain a safe distance from other participants and wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated. Also avoid carpooling if you haven’t been vaccinated. Again, please use common sense as we navigate this pandemic and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you in the field.

ASO October 2021 Field Trip

Theme: Fall Color & Botanical Walk
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Meet: 9:00 A.M. at Spring Grove Cemetery, along the road just beyond the tunnel from the main entrance on Spring Grove Avenue
Leader: Denis Conover, (513) 641-3651, conovedg@hotmail.com

The focus of this field trip will be the diverse botanical community found at Spring Grove Cemetery. Come out and join UC professor, skilled botanist and naturalist, and Audubon Board member Denis Conover as he leads us on a mid-morning autumnal walk through the beautiful grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery. This is a beautiful time of the year and fall color should be near peak on this date. Denis is our go to guy when it comes to botany and he will identify the tremendous diversity of trees (and fallen leaves), shrubs and other plants that can be found here and expound on their ecology. Denis will point out our native flora, invasive species, ornamental plantings and fall color as well as show us some of the national and state champion trees found here. Denis has interests in all aspects of natural history as well and he will be sure to point out any birds and other fauna we might run across. So why not come along and join Denis on what should be a glorious fall morning and gain some tips and insight on plant identification and their natural history.

Participants should be prepared for a few hours of walking, most of which will be relatively flat and on pavement, but there will also be some walking off pavement on trails or in damp or wet grass. We suggest wearing good waterproof footwear. Binoculars are not necessary to see plants but are recommended if you have them or want to see birds. Restrooms are available at the cemetery office.

The Spring Grove Cemetery main entrance is located on Spring Grove Avenue just west of the Winton Road intersection. To find our meeting spot, drive in through the main entrance gates and go straight. You will go through a short tunnel. Just beyond the tunnel, pull over and park alongside the right side of the road. If you have any questions feel free to contact Denis.

Spring Grove Cemetery website:
https://www.springgrove.org/locations/spring-grove-cemetery-arboretum/

Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Audubon Society of Ohio