December has started with a whisp of snow showers passing through the woods. Winter is coming and Burnet Woods is a beautiful specter across all the seasons!
GIVING TUESDAY is December 1st! As a small non-profit, we rely on donations and volunteers to improve the quality of habitat in the Park and provide programming. PBW’s Habitat Heroes team has already given more than 600 volunteer hours towards invasive species removal in 2020 at a value of more than $30,000 to Cincinnati Parks. You can read about that and more in our latest newsletter. Please consider clicking the ‘donate’ button on our website to help keep our work going strong in Burnet Woods.
Heroes Workdays – Saturday, Dec 19th starting at 9AM, the ‘Habitat Heroes will be cutting honeysuckle and pulling porcelain berry vines from trees. Online signup available here for December 19th, though onsite waivers will also be available. Meet the team using the entrance on Clifton Avenue across from the bandstand and take it to the new road closure at the top of Burnet Woods Drive. Can’t make it in December? That’s okay – we have one final event for the season on January 17th.
Birdwatching Group – Sunday, Dec 6th and 20th at 9AM. Come see what feathered-friends are in the woods. This is a beginner friendly group led by knowledgeable local birders. Bring your own binoculars and enjoy a stroll on and off trail of approximately 2 hours. We recommend checking out eBird and starting your birdwatching checklist.
NEW! Full Moon Hike – December 29th, 7:30PM. Let’s take advantage of early Winter darkness to enjoy the full moon and nature at night in Burnet Woods! Grab a hot chocolate at Graeter’s or Sitwell’s and meet us at the ‘Shakespeare Bench’ next to Graeter’s. From there, we’ll walk Ludlow Avenue to the park, enjoying the holiday lights and a leisurely stroll visiting the bandstand and lake by the light of the full moon. Walk will be 1.5-2 miles and may be on pavement, grass and trails.
Nature Hikes with Dr. Conover – every Sunday at 2:30PM. Want to talk to an expert on everything that grows in the Tristate? Come walk with U.C.’s Dr. Conover through Burnet Woods. Dr. Conover has been studying Burnet Woods for over 30 years, sharing the park as an outdoor classroom for his botany classes. Hikes will be on and off trail, and may last up to 2 hours.
Free Community Yoga – every Saturday at 11AM. Join community members and the instructors of World Peace Yoga in a peaceful park yoga practice. This class is sponsored by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. For details on location within the park and registration visit the WPY website or Facebook page.
NEW! Disc Golf Group – Date TBD for December. Grab your discs and meet us on the 1st tee. We’ll group up based on experience level and number of players. This is a beginner friendly group for those just learning or dusting off their skillsets. The disc golf course is 9-holes. Date is TBD dependent on Winter weather and will usually be announced within a few days of play.
Joining in the fun – we’d love to see your pics! Tag us at #preserveburnetwoods. Please keep an eye on the PBW Facebook page for updates to schedule.
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