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Rowe Woods

Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods was the first location of what is now a group of nature preserves. Rowe Woods is being returned back to its natural state before the trees were all harvested in the first part of the 20th century. 

Cincinnati Nature Center's two sites Rowe Woods and Long Branch comprise acres of irreplaceable natural and agricultural land. Cincinnati Nature Center's education programs once reached 12,000 school children each year. The Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is going through many changes. The Old guard of naturalists are being replaced by a new regime of neo-environmentalist. The old mission statement has been scraped and a new mission in place. The old idea of allowing the land to return to it's natural state has had a change to a new Disneyesque type of nature place. A new simulated nature playground has replaced once pristine fields and woodlands. The picture above was one of the the old educational playgrounds, now gone.
 

Rowe Woods consists of acres of grass and wild flower fields, forest, ponds, water falls and streams. This original Cincinnati Nature Center site Rowe Woods boasts 14 miles of hiking trails for members and visitors to explore and enjoy. A great place to visit and enjoy nature. Rowe Woods History Link

The pictures below on this page were all taken in 2002 with my HP315 2.0 MP digital camera.
Newer pictures can be found at this CNC Picture Gallery or Here

This part of Rowe woods is the prairie grass lands that is on the eastern end of the nature preserve. There is a nice Blue Bird house in the middle of the grass land.
Prairie Grass Area
This part of Rowe woods is the prairie grass lands that is on the eastern end of the nature preserve. There is a nice Blue Bird houses in the middle of the grass field. 

Cincinnati Nature Center Deer Grazing in the South Fields
Deer graze in the fields
Cincinnati Nature Center Deer Grazing in the South Fields

Tyler and Max looking at a fallen tree limb which is hanging over the trail.
Ty and Max along the trail.

This pond sits just south along the trail from the Prairie grass lands. There is a lot of wild life living around this pond. We often see Deer here as we walk along the trail.
The upper marsh pond
This spring feed pond sits just south along the trail from the Prairie grass lands. There is a lot of wild life living around this pond. We often see Deer here as we walk along the trail.
Along the trail you will find many trees. This one was formed into a knot. The tree looks very healthy and is among the many tree along the trail.
The tree knot
Along the trails you will find many trees. This one was formed into a knot. The tree looks very healthy and is one of the many types of trees you will find in Rowe Woods.

The pictures on the right shows you a few of the many trees and woodland that are returning to their natural state. Cincinnati Nature Center Rowe Woods. Many of the people have changed and so has the mission but the woodlands is still at this point a nature paradise next to the urban sprawl of the greater Cincinnati area.  

among the many tree along the trail.
Sunset view along the trails

Fall Maples and other trees
Fall colors begin to show.

Cincinnati Nature Center Rowe Woods the water fall over look house.
The water fall shelter over look house. One of my first stabs at Digital Photography. The HP315 seems so dated now.
This bridge is one of many in Cincinnati Nature Center Rowe Woods. This one is along the trail that leads to the water fall over look house.
Bridge along the trail to the water fall house
This bridge is one of many in Cincinnati Nature Center Rowe Woods. This one is along the trail that leads to the water fall over look house.

Marsh Lake Shelter House
Powell Crosley Lake Shelter House

Marsh Lake Shelter House After Renovation
 Lake Shelter House After Renovation

The view from the shelter house over looking Marsh Lake across the lake from the main center and offices of Cincinnati Nature Center Rowe Woods.
The view from the shelter house over looking Powel Crosley Lake across the lake from the main center and offices of Cincinnati Nature Center Rowe Woods.

In 1965, a few dedicated naturalists, including Kay Benedict, Helen Black, Karl H. Maslowski, Katherine T. Nyce and Stanley M. Rowe Sr., created an place and organization where people could experience, learn and enjoy the natural Ohio. Cincinnati Nature Center's original location, Rowe Woods in Union Township, Ohio, was the physical location for the organization. Stan's dream of allowing the woodlands to return to it's natural state while educating children on the wonders of nature has changed. It is now becoming a Disneyesque nature profit center playground.


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