Two Fall Opportunities for Flora-questers:
Join us Sept.12-14
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ONAPA Banquet Sept. 20-21, 2014
with 2 Free Expert-led Field Trips
Download: 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,
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 www.onapa.org 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.
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