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.
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
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.
What’s blooming in the Glen? Join our volunteer naturalist as we explore the trails in search of emerging plants and spring flowers. Free, donations appreciated. Trailside Museum.
All living things need food, water, shelter, and space to survive and thrive. Join us at Trailside Museum to explore where different living things get water. We will go on a short hike in the Glen, then head back to the museum to make a craft and read a story! Donation appreciated. Children ages 3-8 with an adult. Trailside Museum.
Jump start your garden with a seed exchange. Bring your favorite heirloom seeds and tell us about your prize vegetables. Then take a hike under the full moon. $5, Glen Helen members free. Trailside.
All living things need food, water, shelter, and space to survive and thrive. Join us at Trailside Museum to explore how different living things find or create shelter. We will go on a short hike in the Glen to discover animal shelters (and maybe try to make our own!), then back to the museum to make a craft and read a story! Donation appreciated. Children ages 3 and up with an adult. Trailside Museum.