Aullwood Audubon Center July Calendar

Aullwood’s July 2015 Schedule At A Glance

May 25 – September 7 – Aullwood is a Blue Star Museum (Center and Farm)

July 9, 16, 23, 30 – Morning Discovery Walk for Adults, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (Center)

July 3, 4 – Independence Day Holiday – Aullwood Closed

July 5 – Aullwood Draft Horse Wagon Rides, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Farm)

July 5, 12, 19, 25, 26 – July Insect Walk, 2:30 p.m. (Center)

July 6 – August 7 – Summer Earth Adventures Classes (Center/Farm)

July 11 – September 13 – A Secret Garden Art Quilt Exhibit (Center)

July 11 – Aullwood Butterfly Census, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Center)

July 18 – Great Miami River Clean Sweep at Wolf Creek, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Urban


July 18 – Splish, Splash, Where’s The Water At? – Farm Walk, 2:30 p.m. (Farm)

July 19 – A Secret Garden Art Quilt Exhibit – Reception, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Center)

July 31 – Once In A Blue Moon – Full Moon Walk, 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. (Center)

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. Call (937) 890-7360 for more information.

July is filled with fun and excitement for the entire family. Learn about the six-legged creatures on an insect walk, assist with Aullwood’s Butterfly Census, take a walk in the light of the Blue Moon, or enjoy a peaceful afternoon walk at the farm.

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.

From Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7th, 2015, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm offers free admission through this program to:

1. Any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC)

2. Any bearer of a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID)

3. Any bearer of a DD Form 1173-1 ID card which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard

4. Members of the National Guard and Reserve

5. Members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps

Groups may include the military member or spouse and up to five family members. Read more at our website

Morning Discovery Walk for Adults

Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Join Tom Hissong, Education Coordinator, on a weekly walk along our beautiful trails to explore the wonderful summer changes taking place at Aullwood. Bring binoculars! (Center)

Aullwood Draft Horse Pulled Wagon Rides

Sunday, July 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join Red and Mick, Aullwood’s draft horse team, and Farmer Bill for a relaxing tour of Aullwood Farm on a wagon drawn by horse power. This is a great way to explore Aullwood’s farm for the first time or to view it from a new perspective. The fee for the program is $1/person. Non-members must pay admission to the farm in addition to the wagon ride fee. Each ride lasts about 30 minutes. (Farm)

July Insect Walk

Saturdays and Sundays, July 5, 12, 19, 25, 26 at 2:30 p.m. Join an Aullwood Naturalist for a leisurely walk to discover some of the many fascinating insects that live at Aullwood. This is a wonderful way to get in touch with these amazing six-legged creatures. (Center)

Summer Earth Adventures – Where the Wild Things Are

Aullwood’s Summer Earth Adventures classes are well underway and children are having a blast doing farm chores, exploring the creek, searching the woods and learning all about our dynamic planet! Summer Earth Adventures are fun weeklong classes with hands-on activities and lots of exploration at the Center or Farm. Classes are still available for children going into 1st – 8th grades. Although some classes are full, others are available, so sign up for a class today by calling (937) 890-7360. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a fun summer adventure at Aullwood! Look for our brochure on our website Sessions include:

Session IV – July 6 – 10 Session VII – July 27 – 31

Session V – July 13 – 17 Session VIII – August 3 – 7

Session VI – July 20 – 24

A Secret Garden Art Quilt Exhibit

A Secret Garden…what magical words these are! A childhood fantasy of imaginative outdoor play. An adult retreat of beauty and peace. What flowers, birds, animals and insects might find a home in this secret place? A secret garden might be a coral reef, a cathedral of towering trees or a woodland glade with diminutive wildflowers. Artists from across the United States share their special places with us during Aullwood’s 23rd Annual Art Quilt Exhibit, July 11 – September 13 at the Marie S. Aull Education Center. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, July 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. All are welcome

Great Miami River Clean Sweep at the Wolf Creek

Saturday, July 18 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will pick-up trash in the Urban Prairie as well as collecting trash along the shorelines of the Wolf Creek. Meet in the parking lot of the Urban Prairie (former Dayton Tire & Rubber site), 2342 W. Riverview Avenue, Dayton 45402. Pre-registration required. To register, call Nina Lapitan (937) 890-7360, ext. 214 or email at

Splish, Splash, Where’s The Water At? Farm Walk

Saturday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. Ohooo, its so hot outside! Cool off and catch some water striders in the Duck Pond. Haul water from the Springhouse to the barn for the livestock and water the vegetables with water from the rain barrel. Give the pigs a splash of water to cool off and relax afterwards with a cold glass of lemonade. You might go home a little wet, but getting splashed by a pig is priceless! (Farm)

Once In A Blue Moon – Full Moon Walk

Friday, July 31 from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. Is it time for another blue moon? Yep, they only happen once in a blue moon. Join an Aullwood Naturalist for an incredible walk in the light of the blue moon. Is it really blue? Learn about blue moon legends and discover how often a blue moon occurs. (Center)