BUTLER TWP. — Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, 1000 Aullwood Road, has announced its August schedule of events.
General admission is $5/adult and $3/child unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*). Members of Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society are admitted free. Aullwood Center programs are held at 1000 Aullwood Road. Aullwood Farm programs are held at 9101 Frederick Pike. Call (937) 890-7360 for more information. Read more on our website www.aullwood.org.
Use all of your senses to experience each August day at Aullwood. Touch the coolness of the water in the creek, taste Aullwood Farm raised meat, see beautiful flowers on a Tallgrass prairie walk, listen to insect sounds during a walk in the light of August’s full moon, or just come and smell the freshness of a summer day at Aullwood.
Aullwood is a Blue Star Museum: Aullwood is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
Aullwood will offer free admission to active duty military personnel, National Guard and Reserve and their families, as well as veterans from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Flower Power Art Quilt Exhibit: Through September 11 Aullwood’s Hallway of Wonder at the Marie S. Aull Education Center is a wonderful place to view works of art. Aullwood is delighted to present our annual Art Quilt Exhibit from July 9 – September 11. Flowers range from snowy white trillium of the northern forests to the hot colored blossoms of the tropics. Hummingbirds, bats, bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinators dine on their nectar. They become fruits and vegetables – peas, peaches and tomatoes. They enchant us, inspire us and give us hope. We could not live without them. Dwayne M. Daniel, the juror for this exhibit, holds an MFA from Miami University, Oxford. He graduated with honors from Central State University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University.
Morning Discovery Walks for Adults: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Join Tom Hissong, Education Manager, on a weekly walk along our beautiful trails to explore the wonderful summer changes taking place at Aullwood. Bring binoculars! (Center)
* Center for Lifelong Learning Adult Classes
Aullwood’s 2016 CLL classes challenge adults to learn nature’s secrets, enjoy a new hobby, or take an eco-tour to an exciting place. Review class listings on our website at www.aullwood.org and call (937) 890-7360 to register.
Saturday, August 6 – Preserving the Harvest, 10 a.m. – noon. (Farm)
Saturday, August 13 – Wire Wrap a Cabochon Workshop, 10 a.m. – noon. (Farm)
Free Admission Day: Sunday, August 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. For nearly 60 years Aullwood has been a treasured resource to the local community. As a benefit to local residents and friends, Aullwood have scheduled three Free Admission Days: July 3, August 7 and September 4 with support from the City of Union and the City of Vandalia. (Farm and Center)
Aullwood Draft Horse Pulled Wagon Rides: Saturday, August 7, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join Red and Mick, Aullwood’s draft horse team, for a relaxing tour of Aullwood Farm on a wagon drawn by horse power. This is a great way to explore Aullwood Farm for the first time or to view it from a new perspective. Fees for the program are $1/person. Each ride lasts about 30 minutes. (Farm)
Egg-Sational – Farm Walk: Saturday, August 13 at 2:30 p.m. Who came first: the chicken or the egg? Why do turkeys gobble? Is there a difference between white and brown eggs? Come discover the answers by taking a closer look at some of the most unique fowl: chickens and turkeys. Journey into the life of chickens by feeling their feathers and collecting eggs in the chicken coop. Meet Aullwood’s turkeys and examine them up close. Who knows, maybe you will be gobbling all the way home! (Farm)
Prairie Moon – August Full Moon Walk: Thursday, August 18 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. August is the month that brings summer to maturity. The big bluestem in the prairie has reached towering heights. Insect sounds fill the night air. Join an Aullwood naturalist for a relaxing, cooling night walk in the light of the Prairie Moon. (Center)
Tallgrass Prairie Walks: Saturdays, August 20, 27 at 2:30 p.m. Experience a bit of Ohio’s rich natural heritage on a naturalist led exploration of Aullwood’s prairie. Learn about prairie plants and animals and the importance of this tallgrass ecosystem. (Center)
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, an Audubon Center for environmental education and sustainable agriculture, provides activities that increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research and recreation.
Reach Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm at (937) 890-7360.