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Bender Mountain Wildflower Walk
April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Spring Ephemeral Walk April 8 11:00am-12:30pm
Join Joyce Richter, Western Wildlife Corridor board member, naturalist and avid hiker, as she takes us on a guided walk through the preserve. We should see Blue-eyed Mary carpeting the forest floor, a variety of Waterleaf species, and many other blooming understory native wildflowers.This is one of the best places to see this variety and number of our native spring It’s been described as the “best place in Hamilton County to observe native wildflowers” by Dr. Denis Conover, botanist with the University of Cincinnati. We recommend sturdy shoes, a walking stick if you need more stability, and water. We will require wearing masks and social distancing during our walk. Limit to 10.
You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 5.
Bender Mountain Preserve is more than fifty acres of wooded hillside between Bender Road and Hillside Avenue.
The principal areas of the preserve are owned by Delhi Township and the Western Wildlife Corridor, who maintain the trails and work to eliminate invasive species throughout the Preserve. Bender Mountain has a range of hiking options from easy to strenuous, and even includes a long-ago-abandoned stretch of Delhi Pike. Bender Mountain Preserve has over three miles of hiking trails, some with a fantastic view of the Ohio River. This is a lovely, heavily wooded, restored nature preserve that supports hundreds of plant and animal species. It’s been described as the “best place in Hamilton County to observe native wildflowers” by Dr. Denis Conover, botanist with the University of Cincinnati. The trails are well-maintained, have Trail markers (signposts), and feature four benches. Follow this link for a map.