Join Tom Sabin and Paul Sampson for a 3 mile full moon hike to the Pine Forest and nearby School Forest. Ohio’s oldest educational forest. $5, Glen Helen members free. Trailside Museum.
Our special guest is Author and Filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman, who will present excerpts from her lauded film, Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, which makes connections between landscaping plants, the web of life, and habitat and species loss. Free, donations accepted. Auditorium.
Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through the Glen, or take the hike yourself in their honor! We’ll find blooms popping up through the grass or sprouting on the forest floor. During the hike, participants will learn basic plant identification skills using field guides. All ages. Maximum of 15 participants. $10, $5 for members. Please register prior to event. Trailside Museum.
Come make a Mother’s Day gift inspired by Mother Nature! We’ll go on a hike looking for inspirational wildflowers and return to Trailside Museum to craft beautiful, handmade gifts for Mom. Registration required, $5 program fee. Trailside Museum.
Our annual birdwatching marathon, with free hikes scheduled throughout the day. Join us as we raise funds in support of Glen Helen land restoration activities, and discover how many bird species can be found in the Glen in one 24-hour period! You can “Make it Count for the Birds” from the comfort of your home by offering a per-species or lump-sum donation. Contact [email protected] for more info.
5:30 am: Dawn Chorus along the Little Miami: Greet the dawn and hear the forest awaken with song. MEETING SPOT: Grinnell Mill, 3536 Bryan Park Rd.
8:30 am: Woodland Bird Walk: We expect fifty species or more on this two-hour hike. MEETING SPOT: Trailside Museum
8:30 am: Pine Forest Walk: Migratory songbirds, with occasional sightings of unusual finds like the colorful pine warbler. MEETING SPOT: Horace Mann Meadow, Bryan Park Rd., just south of John Bryan St Park entrance
12 pm: Tally Rally: Birders share what they’ve found (and what they’ve missed). Nosh on complimentary snacks and coffee. LOCATION: Trailside Museum
12:30 pm: The Homestead Walk: The sparsely visited area of the South Glen is home to a recently restored wetland. MEETING SPOT: The far end of West Jacoby Rd. (Access from Rt. 68)
12:30 pm: South Glen Wetlands: The slope wetlands and cattail marsh of the South Glen present a wholly different habitat than that of the North Glen. MEETING SPOT: Greene County Boat Launch at the end of East Jacoby Rd. (Access from Clifton Rd.)
3:30 pm: Prairie and River Walk: We’ll walk through the South Glen along the Little Miami. Expect orioles, finches, swallows, and warblers. MEETING SPOT: The Little Miami Bridge on Grinnell Rd.
7 pm: Evening Tally Rally: Join our birders for the evening species count. LOCATION: Trailside Museum
Grammy® nominated Recording Artist John Two-Hawks will impart wisdom from the Sacred Hoop, sharing some basic tenets of Lakota ways with which all human beings can connect. Learn an ancient perspective on what it means to live with your feet on the ground and your hands to the heavens, and know your deep relationship to Mother Earth and all her children. Learn what it means to walk the good red road in a sacred manner, and how the red and blue day teach us all about balance, choice, and purpose. A profoundly moving experience for all.
Workshop: $35, concert: $20. Combined ticket for workshop and concert, plus photo opp with John Two-Hawks: $50
Celebrate Earth Day by running or walking this scenic woodland course. Proceeds support our land stewardship and environmental education efforts. Register early at glenhelen.org ensure your spot; race-day registration available at 8am. 5K: $25, 10K: $30.
You will have one hour to create a contraption out of recycled materials to protect a hard boiled egg from an 8 foot drop. (Bring your plastic Easter eggs to recycle) On the lawn at Trailside museum. Ages 5 to 8. Donations appreciated. Weather dependent.
We’ll search the north Glen for birds, near the peak of spring migration. $5, members free. Trailside.
As the weather begins to warm, come to Trailside and learn what wildflowers are blooming in the Glen. Then take a full moon hike on the Inman trail. $5, Glen Helen members free. Trailside Museum.