Edge of Appalachia Preserve System: A collection of diversity

May 7, 2018 Sierra Club Program  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Scouting Achievement Center, 10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45241  The public is welcome! There is no charge for this event.

Speaker: Mark Zloba, Ecological Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, Edge of Appalachia Preserve System

Mark has had extensive experience as an outdoor educator in South Carolina, New Jersey, and Hocking College, where he found his true passion for forest wildlife.  Presently, he is the Ecological Manager for the Edge of Appalachia (The Edge). 

For the past 20 years, Mark has been working on collections, surveys and research projects on the flora and fauna of the Edge, and educating those who visit. 

Mark has worked on amphibians, reptiles, insects, spiders, harvestmen, land snails, mosses, liverworts, lichens, birds, mammals, millipedes, mussels, fish and some plants.

The preserve was started by Lucy Braun and a few others over 50 years ago.  It is owned by the Cincinnati Museum Center and in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.  Today it has multiple hiking areas, and a state of the art education building with numerous classes on nature of the surrounding area.

This talk will be about interesting discoveries made on the preserve, its impressive diversity and after years of knowledge gained, how little we really know.

For additional information: miamigroup.org, cincymuseum.orgnature.org.