Calamus April 15 2023: Fruits of Our Labor

Wow, what a great group we had on Saturday, April 15, for the work day!  We were able to clear another large area of honeysuckle, and grabbed a bunch of garlic mustard while we were at it.  We have a group about 14 this time around, and the weather was perfect.

Thanks to all who joined and for all of you hard work – we didn’t get a picture of the whole group, but managed to get one of those who were still with us at 2:00 pm.

Calamus Work Group

We’ve got another work day coming up on May 13th.  Our goal is to pull all of the Garlic mustard, and get another large area cleared of honeysuckle.  We’re hoping for 20-25 people, so please help us share the date! To register, visit the Calamus Swamp Spring Work Days registration page set up for us through our friends at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. 

We’ll meet at 10:00 am at the Calamus Swamp parking lot, or just join us whenever you can.  We’ll have snacks and water, but you might want to pack a lunch.

What to bring:  Please bring your own work gloves.  We have some loppers and honeysuckle poppers, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Be sure to dress for the weather!  Hiking or work boots should be fine, but bring muck boots just in case.   

Directions: From Columbus, take route 315 S and follow the signs toward Cincinnati. This becomes I-71 S. Take the exit for SR 104/Frank Road and turn right onto Frank Road, then right onto SR 104 S/Jackson Pike. Follow SR 104 for just short of 24 miles and you will come to the intersection of SR 104 and US 22 (you will see the Goody Nook on your left). Continue through the intersection and the entrance to Calamus Swamp is just past a small stand of trees on your left; you will see a gravel parking lot.   

We look forward to seeing you at Calamus Swamp!