Pawpaw Hunting at Long Branch Farm & Trails 9/22/2023

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Friday September 22

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Preregistration requirements: Preregistration required for all participants.

Recommended Audience: This program is a Fun For All program. As we will be venturing off trail and crossing a creek, this program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Program Description: Pawpaw trees have been hiding right here in Ohio’s backyard for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the pawpaw was named Ohio’s native state fruit. As we venture “way down yonder” to treasure hunt for ripe pawpaw fruits, we’ll explore the history, science, and lore of the “Ohio Banana.” We'll end our journey with a taste of fresh pawpaw fruit.

What to Expect: As we’ll be crossing a creek and searching for pawpaw off trail, hiking shoes/boots and long pants are strongly advised.

Participants will take home knowledge only from this unique nature experience.

Where to Meet: Program participants should meet at the white Creekside Barn at our Long Branch Farm & Trails location (6926 Gaynor Rd, Goshen, OH 45122).

Note: Remember to always ask permission of the landowner before foraging/harvesting. Foraging at Cincinnati Nature Center is reserved for classes and programs only, or those given permission by a staff member.

Cost: Members $7; nonmembers $13 (includes daily admission).  

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Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website

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