Oct
6
Sat
Outdoor Yoga
Oct 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The goal of yoga is to connect body, mind and spirit. All levels are welcome to attend. Click on the Tickets button for more information.

Guided History Hike – Long Branch Farm & Trails
Oct 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Long Branch Farm & Trails, where the history is as rich as the soil!

Discover the history of Long Branch Farm on this wonderful hiking tour! The stories told will peel back layers of history to reveal how former residents had local, national and even international influence ranging from the first land surveys in the area to the space race. By touring some of the trails and the exterior of three historic houses (circa 1830, 1850 and 1880), we’ll discern past residents’ fingerprints on the land and uncover why Long Branch still bears an agricultural “feel.” Preregistration required. Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).

Click HERE or on the Tickets button for more information and register today!

Oct
7
Sun
Conversations on Conservation: Bees in Your Backyard
Oct 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Native bees, essential for healthy ecosystems, are usually gentle, solitary, and under-appreciated by homeowners. Join us for our popular series which promotes science with solutions and connect with like-minded people who want to help make a difference. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.

Oct
14
Sun
Heritage Walk: Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates @ Cincinnati Nature Center
Oct 14 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Heritage Walk:

Architecture and Landscape Design of the Former

Krippendorf and Groesbeck Estates

Sunday, October 14, 2-4:30 pm

The Rowe Woods property boasts two estates that are on the National Registry of Historic places. Join us for a two-and-a-half-hour docent-led walking tour of both the interior and exterior of the homes built in the early 20th century by Carl Krippendorf and Grace Groesbeck. By exploring architectural style, horticulture and landscape design, we’ll see the ties between the two families, how they both sought to blend the natural world with the designed human world with influence from the British designer Gertrude Jekyll and how their efforts set the stage for the property that would become Cincinnati Nature Center.

Knowledgeable docents will be available in and around both Krippendorf Lodge and Groesbeck Lodge to share stories of the history of this unique place and answer your questions. This experience includes a revealing 20 minute self-guided walk between the two historic homes.  Participants may opt to drive between the two homes.

  • Experience a special viewing of the family homes at both estates, normally not open to the public.
  • Deepen your understanding of the land by learning about what happened in the past.
  • Hear stories of the Krippendorfs and Groesbecks within the context of the history of the Cincinnati area.
  • Enjoy light refreshments while viewing artifacts from our colorful history.
  • Discover the history in objects that you might have walked by 100 times while hiking the trails.
  • Limited spaces available.  Preregistration required.  Register online by clicking on the orange link below.
  • Members $20; nonmembers $29 (includes daily admission).
  • Click HERE to register.

Testimonial regarding our Heritage Walk:

“Thank you so very much for all your time in planning and executing this wonderful experience. I’ve been coming here most of my life but this was the first class I’ve taken. History is so fascinating to me and learning about the incredible families who set the groundwork for this marvelous place was awe inspiring. You all did a great job.”     ~ Kathleen B.

 

Oct
20
Sat
CANCELED: Guided History Hike – Long Branch Farm & Trails
Oct 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Long Branch Farm & Trails, where the history is as rich as the soil!

Discover the history of Long Branch Farm on this wonderful hiking tour! The stories told will peel back layers of history to reveal how former residents had local, national and even international influence ranging from the first land surveys in the area to the space race. By touring some of the trails and the exterior of three historic houses (circa 1830, 1850 and 1880), we’ll discern past residents’ fingerprints on the land and uncover why Long Branch still bears an agricultural “feel.”

Our program on October 20 has been canceled due to scheduling issues.  Please register for our fantastic program on October 6 by clicking HERE  or November 3 by clicking HERE instead.

Nov
3
Sat
Guided History Hike – Long Branch Farm & Trails
Nov 3 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Long Branch Farm & Trails, where the history is as rich as the soil!

Discover the history of Long Branch Farm on this wonderful hiking tour! The stories told will peel back layers of history to reveal how former residents had local, national and even international influence ranging from the first land surveys in the area to the space race. By touring some of the trails and the exterior of three historic houses (circa 1830, 1850 and 1880), we’ll discern past residents’ fingerprints on the land and uncover why Long Branch still bears an agricultural “feel.” Preregistration required. Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).

Click HERE or on the Tickets button for more information and register today!

Nov
4
Sun
Everything Pawpaw – Unveiling of our Pawpaw Wine @ Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods
Nov 4 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wine, food AND nature! Join us at the historic Groesbeck Estate for a “taste of the land.” Enjoy nature’s bounty as you savor the flavor of a pawpaw harvest. Taste your way around the room as you sample delectable food bites selected to pair with Cincinnati Nature Center’s own pawpaw wine. Discover everything from the extinct animals that used to spread the pawpaw’s seeds to the true meaning of the many names for pawpaw. Learn from the winemaker as he reveals the process he used to create pawpaw melomel.

Food bite offerings include:

  • Cheese tray
  • At the grill: skewers of flank steak, shrimp or curry chicken paired with pawpaw inspired sauces
  • Pawpaw vinaigrette atop mixed greens
  • Pawpaw lassi
  • Pawpaw crème brulee
  • And additional pawpaw-related surprises

Preregistration required. Tickets are limited, so register early as this program is expected to sell out quickly. This unique experience will take place indoors and also outdoors in natural areas surrounding our beautiful estate, please dress to enjoy both. CNC Members $30; nonmembers $39 (includes daily admission).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Nov
22
Thu
Rowe Woods Visitor Center is CLOSED. Grounds are open 8 am to 5 pm
Nov 22 all-day
Dec
25
Tue
Cincinnati Nature Center is CLOSED
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
30
Sun
Christmas Bird Count @ Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods Visitor Center
Dec 30 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Shake off the holiday humbug as you head outdoors for the nation’s longest-running citizen science bird project!

Be part of a team that counts every bird seen, so the more eyes, the better! No experience necessary, just dress to be outdoors for an extended period of time. Bring your binoculars, a snack and water bottle for the trail. Meet in the Rowe Visitor Center Pine Room. Preregistration required so we can send you all the details. Free to all participants.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO REGISTER.