2014 ONAPA Banquet Registration
ONAPA Returns to Lakeside

Warm and breezy September weather is perfect for tours of natural areas on Ohio’s
North Coast.  The Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association (ONAPA) will convene
in Lakeside, Ohio on Sept. 20-21, 2014.  The Saturday evening banquet will be held at
Wesley Lodge and discount hotel reservations are available at either the Fountain Inn,
or the historic Victorian era Hotel Lakeside. Fall is wonderful time to visit the most
scenic and historic resort on the shore of Lake Erie.

Free field trips will be held within the watershed of our Great Lake, Erie. Castalia
Prairie offers Fringed Gentians in the fall and experts Guy Denny knows where to find
them!  Sheldon Marsh is a barrier beach well-known for unusual botany and migrating
birds. Trip leader Dick Moseley knows all of Sheldon Marsh’s history, both natural and
historical.  A special (easy to walk) tour of Lakeside’s Beautiful Mile will be led by our
guest speaker, Allison Cusick.

Retired Ohio Heritage Botanist, Allison Cusick, is returning by popular demand.  If you
were unable to attend the Lakeside Daisy tours this spring, here is your second chance!
His program, The New Sandusky Flora, “...will lament what has been lost, marvel at
what has persisted, and cheer what has been preserved.”

Make your reservations early and let historic Lakeside be your fall-destination location.  
Book an extra day, as there is plenty to do and see on Lake Erie in September. Visit the
Marblehead Lighthouse or an Ohio winery!  The locals say fall is the very best season to
enjoy the lake.  

Go to  to register, or print the form (link at the top of this page) and
send along with your check for the banquet to ONAPA.  

Flora-Quest 2014 was held in Marblehead, Ohio.  It was a great success
thanks to the expert guides from ONAPA who led our field trips to see the
globally rare Lakeside Daisy.

Downloads for your phone:   Map
                                         Plant List

Click here for past photos and species list !
Fall 2014

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