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Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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One event on April 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on April 14, 2019 at 8:00 am


Weekend Theme: Signature Animals of the Great Eastern Forest
Researcher Cheryl Mollohan: Allegheny Wood Rats & Bob Cats;
Researcher Kelly Williams: Hooded Warblers;
Researcher Denis Case & Rita Apanius: Timber Rattlesnakes

OPTIONAL: register for a Special Photography Workshop with Tom Croce
Both events: concurrent, shared meals, held at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary
$145/person for the Pilgrimage; $190/person for Photography Workshop
Lodging is not provided, please check our lodging page for lodging in the area.

The Pilgrimage is the Arc’s largest, oldest and most popular annual event. Staged at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, it is a weekend that salutes the most stunning wildflower displays in all of Ohio. The event offers two days of naturalist-guided field trips to the finest floral showcases in south-central Ohio, two evening programs, and full meals – some of the most delicious meals imaginable! It also provides and great company as together we share our love of nature and immerse ourselves in Ohio’s most breathtaking of all its natural spectacles.

Schedule Summary for the Wildflower Pilgrimage:


Friday Evening Program: Bobcats with Cheryl Mollohan & “The Secret life of Hooded Warblers” with Kelly Williams at the Paxton Theater in Bainbridge.

Saturday Field Trips:
Choose from a wide array of guided field trips to view southern Ohio’s most beautiful wildflower displays, led by some of Ohio’s finest naturalists and botanists. Delicious breakfasts are served off the grill at the Appalachian Forest Museum. During breakfast a lunch buffet is provided from which you can pack your own lunch.

Saturday Evening Presentation: Alleghany Woodrats with Cheryl Mollohan & Timber Rattlesnakes with Denis Case & Rita Apanius at the Paxton Theater in Bainbridge.

Sunday Field Trips:
Second day of guided field trips to view southern Ohio’s most beautiful wildflower displays. Includes breakfast and packed lunch.

Online Registration


April 13
8:00 am - 8:00 pm


Highlands Nature Sanctuary
7660 Cave Road
Bainbridge, OH 45612 United States
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