Three Valley Conservation Trust to host free nature walk at Ruder Nature Preserve

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The new boardwalk through Ruder Nature Preserve is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

As part of Green Umbrella’s Outdoor Weekend, Three Valley Conservation Trust is hosting a phenology and nature walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Ruder Nature Preserve.

The preserve is located at the corner of Bonham Road and Shadowy Hills Drive in Oxford. Parking is available on-site off Shadowy Hills Drive. 

Green Umbrella is the regional sustainability alliance functioning in Greater Cincinnati with dedicated members, passionate about environmental awareness and preservation. The Great Outdoor Weekend is an annual event hosted by Green Umbrella, in which people can participate in more than 100 outdoor recreational events and nature awareness activities. 

This free event welcomes guests to join tour guides Suellen and Adrianne to learn more about the study of phenology, or the seasonal natural phenomenon which includes the changes in plant and animal life. 

Due to COVID-19, tours will be socially distant and everyone is required to be masked at all times.

The preserve’s new boardwalk, where the event will be starting, is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Donations are appreciated, but not mandatory. For more details, check out the conservation trust’s website or call (513) 524-2150.