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15 de junio de 2023

Ohio Gall Meetup

Hello all,
Just wanted to gauge if there would be any interest in meeting up and hunting some galls together. I am thinking a fall time frame (maybe early September)... in a central-ish location (perhaps some post oak sites in central Ohio).. I realize this wont be convenient for everyone... and if those that are interested are all in one corner of the state I am open to other suggestions.

Tagging people who are on the ohio gall leaderboards
@kemper @cladonia_chris @edisoncigany @erin2003 @leezeca @lo-am @schurchin @whateverwatcher
@chelsealynne @rogue_biologist @srmyers @rcurtis @bwhiteley @maryehunt @mmnat @bunnymom20 @greenscenery @kristendiesburg @argentacer @emerlee

I have already hunted with a few people on this list and always have a great time. Feel free to tag others who may be interested.

Let me know in a comment or DM if this is something you might be interested in.


Publicado el junio 15, 2023 04:27 TARDE por calconey calconey | 11 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de junio de 2023

Ohio Gall Meetup Details

Hi all,
I got enough responses from the last post I think it will be worth setting something up here. We are from all corners of the state, so I am thinking to meet roughly in the middle this time, as I suggested in the other post in the Darby Plains area of Madison/Union/Franklin county.
Here is some natural history of the area, if anyone is interested:

Basically I am thinking of a couple of prime gall spots and possibly a couple of prairie remnants later in the day if anyone would be interested in that (lots of galls there too, some found very rarely elsewhere).

I am thinking September 16, 2023, starting at ~1:00pm (open to other suggestions on time and date, trying to be late enough to include people, but early enough that most galls will still be around). I am thinking the first stop will be Pastime Park in Plain City OH, a very nice oak and hackberry spot.

Stops may include, depending on timing/interest, most of these are within 15-20 minutes of each other:
Pastime Park, Plain City, OH - white/bur/post oak and hackberry
Westwood Park, West Jefferson, OH - the best post oak gall site in the state
Batelle-Darby Creek Metropark, Georgesville, OH - oaks and hickories
Pearl King Prairie State Nature Preserve - Rosedale, OH - If I can get a permit
Smith Cemetary Prairie SNP - Plain City, OH
Milford Center Prairie SNP - Milford Center, OH
Bigelow Prairie SNP - Chuckery, OH
Map with pins:

Open to suggestions here as well, if anyone thinks there would be a better spot for gall or centrality reasons, or if there is a site in this area that everyone is interested in visiting.

Feel free to invite anyone who may be interested, this will be open to all. Open to people from other states as well, if you happen to be in the area or want to make the trip. Are there any suggestions for making an event invite that I can share? Is a Facebook or Google Calendar event still the easiest/best way to that or is there something better?

@cladonia_chris @edisoncigany @erin2003 @lo-am @schurchin @whateverwatcher
@chelsealynne @rogue_biologist @srmyers @rcurtis @bunnymom20 @greenscenery @kristendiesburg

Edison, I will make up a little flyer that you can share with your clubs, once I am 100% on the details.


Publicado el junio 21, 2023 03:56 TARDE por calconey calconey | 7 comentarios | Deja un comentario