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Glen Helen Spring Programs And Events
March-May 2021

Register early to ensure your participation at Group sizes are strictly limited due to COVID-19. Masks required for all in-person activities. Buildings, including restrooms, are not presently open -- please plan accordingly. Many programs are discounted for Glen Helen members.

Click here to request a member discount code by email.




March 13th

Guardians of the Glen


Join our ranger to assist with graffiti removal, litter collection, and trail repairs. Great service opportunity! All ages. Trailside Museum, 505 Corry St. Repeats Saturdays: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.


March 20th

Late Winter Birding


We’ll search the north Glen for winter residents and early spring migrants on this two-mile walk. $5, Glen Helen members free. Trailside.



Establishing a Bluebird Trail: An Outdoor Workshop

2-3 pm

Join naturalist Bethany Gray to help establish a Glen Helen bluebird trail in preparation for nesting season. We will install a next box approved by the North American Bluebird Society and learn how to monitor boxes for ideal conservation outcomes. Participants will take home nest box system plans and other resources for Bluebird "landlords." Limit 10 people; pre-registration required. $5, members free. Meet at the Horace Mann Meadow, Bryan Park Rd. Event will be rescheduled to Sun, MARCH 21 if weather requires postponement.





March 27th

Full Worm Moon Hike and Seed Exchange


We’ll share some heirloom vegetable seeds with you, then take a hike under the full moon. $5, members free. Glen Helen Parking Lot, 405 Corry St.



March 29

The First Six Months


Join the Glen Helen Association board and staff as we take stock of the six months since the Association acquired the Glen. In this virtual presentation, we’ll share updates on our efforts to date, and our work to restart outdoor education programs and other current projects. A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation. RSVP for the Zoom meeting link to:





April 10

Spring Beauty Saunter 


Trillium, Hepatica and Mayapple, oh my! Join our volunteer naturalist as we explore the trails in search of emerging plants and spring flowers. Not only are they beautiful, but they can teach us something too. Find out what one small flower can tell us about the health of the land. Each week brings something new and these beautiful blooms don’t stick around long. $5, members free. Trailside. Repeats April 17 and 24.


April 17th

Early Spring Migration Birding


We’ll search for sandpipers in the Little Miami, Yellow-throated warblers in the Sycamore trees, and Wood Ducks overhead. $5, members free. Grinnell Mill, 3536 Bryan Park Rd.



April 18th 

Raptor Center Photography Program


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Ohio native raptors.  Educational ambassador raptors will be held on glove or placed on perches for the opportunity to photograph them in all their splendor. This event is appropriate for beginners or advanced photographers alike. Program will proceed in light rain. Heavy rain or wind will necessitate a cancelation. Masks and social distancing protocols will be enforced therefore no non-ticketed observers will be permitted. $20 per ticket, $10 for members. Raptor Center, 1075 State Route 343.



April 24th

Native Plant Sale and Seed Swap


Tecumseh Land Trust and Glen Helen are hosting the Native Plant Sale and Swap in honor of Earth Day and Ohio Native Plant Month. You can bring plants to swap, or purchase donated plants. Call the Land Trust office at 937-767-9490 or e-mail if you'd like to donate native plants during the week preceding the sale. More details at Glen Helen Parking Lot.







April 24th

Nature Shop Spring Patio Sale


Visit our pop-up nature shop table and celebrate spring with Glen merchandise, including shirts, hats, bird feeding supplies, children’s items, cards, and more. Sale table may be cancelled for heavy weather conditions. Nature Shop Patio, 405 Corry St. Repeats Saturday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 














April 25th

Yellow Springs Community Habitat Celebration

Join the Village of Yellow Springs, Miami Township, Glen Helen, Tecumseh Land Trust, Community Solutions/Agraria and Antioch College in celebration of achieving community-wide wildlife habitat certification. This honor was recognized as one of the Top 10 Community Achievements in 2020 by the National Wildlife Federation. Location and time to be announced. 




April 25th

Full Pink Moon Hike


Come to the Glen and learn what spring wildflowers are blooming. Hike the Inman trail with naturalist Paul Sampson. $5, members free. Trailside.


April 30th

Herpetology Odyssey


This adventure starts at the Outdoor Education Center. We’ll learn about native reptiles and amphibians and spend some time with our turtle and snake animal ambassadors. As we move outside, we’ll listen to the calls of frogs and toads and explore Baldwin Pond looking for members of our amphibian community.  Pre-registration required. Outdoor Education Center, 1075 State Route 343.




May 8th 



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.














May 26th

Full Flower Moon and Pine Forest Hike


Join Tom Sabin and Paul Sampson for a 3-mile hike to the Pine Forest and nearby School Forest. Ohio’s oldest educational forest. $5, members free. Glen Helen Parking Lot.

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