Glen Helen Spring Programs And Events
Register early to ensure your participation at glenhelen.org/events. 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.
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.
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.
EVENT MOVED TO MARCH 20th!
Establishing a Bluebird Trail: An Outdoor Workshop
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to donate native plants during the week preceding the sale. More details at www.tecumsehlandtrust.org. Glen Helen Parking Lot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MAKE IT COUNT FOR THE BIRDS
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.
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.