AMV field trip planned

COLLEGE CORNER — Audubon Miami Valley will be hosting their field trip on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Big Woods, Hueston Woods State Park.

The public is invited to join Audubon Miami Valley for a field trip to the Big Woods area of Hueston Woods State Park. The Big Woods is a tiny remnant of the beech-maple forest that once stretched in a broad band from southwestern Ohio to its northeastern corner.

This forest type is dominated by the ghostly gray trunks of beech trees along with varying proportions of sugar maple, red and white oaks, and white ash. A map of Hueston Woods can be found online.

Horticulturist Dick Munson will lead the visit to this old grown forest. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Big Woods Parking Area (straight ahead from the Brown Road park entrance). The guided walk will conclude by around noon. Participants are advised to pack food if desired and bring binoculars if possible.

For more information, send an e-mail to Jim Michael, AMV field trip coordinator, at

Each month between September and June, Audubon Miami Valley sponsors a field trip to a regional site of special interest. All are welcome on AMV field trips. More information is available at AMV’s website.

R-H Staff