Paw Paws, Hiking Trails, and Apple Pie Day at Aullwood Audubon

September means it’s pawpaw season in Ohio. This small green/yellow fruit is native to the Eastern United States and has been in the Ohio River Valley for over 30,000 years. Today, there are still many wild pawpaw trees in Ohio and their falling fruits are a favorite for birds, wildlife and insects. Get your Dutch Apple Pie order in soon for Apple Pie Day on September 30th! We will be making a limited number of pies that day. Tastes will be available until we run out! Enjoy a fall hike on the colorful trails to see the warm fall colors at Aullwood!

Aullwood has a variety of pasture raised meats and as well as farm fresh eggs for all of your cooking needs! Our pork products include pork chops, smoked ham, and bacon. We have recently added frozen beef products including ground beef and patties! We also have chicken, duck and quail eggs for sale. You can find whole milk and chocolate milk from Fresh Start Dairy as well as hydroponically-grown greens from Frank’s House of Greens! It is always free admission to shop in the Nature Store. Make purchases with credit card, check or cash.

Aullwood Trail Adventures | September 1-30

We have eight miles of trails for you to explore. Pick up our trail map at the center or farm and get ready for adventure! All trails can be accessed from the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road or Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike during regular business hours. Aullwood is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new wheelchair accessible boardwalk in our Muskrat Marsh! It is 800 linear feet of winding boardwalk through a beautiful marsh habitat. This boardwalk connects directly with our paved Cardinal Trail which is located near the Marie S. Aull Education Center at 1000 Aullwood Road. Come to Aullwood for an adventure today!  

Aullwood is a Blue Star Museum | Through September 4

Through September 4, Aullwood Audubon will continue to honor this innovative program – Blue Star Museums 2023. Aullwood will show support for America’s armed forces by providing free general admission to active-duty military personnel from all branches of the service, National Guard members, as well as Reserve members. The active-duty member or spouse may bring up to 5 family members through Monday, September 4, 2023. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums including science and nature centers, fine art museums and historic sites in all 50 states. Visit the Blue Star Museum website to learn more.

The Faerie Houses of Aullwood Exhibit | Through September 10

Through September 10, Aullwood’s Faerie House Exhibit will be open! Come and explore the Cardinal Trail (our paved trail) to discover these charming faerie houses. The theme this year is Earth Elements. The Faeries scampered through the woods to find materials with which to build their houses. When you find the houses along the paved trail, look for clues to guess which material each Faerie decided to use to win a prize! (Center)

The Troll That Hatched an Egg Exhibit | September 1-30

Aullwood Audubon is proud to host “The Troll That Hatched an Egg”, an exhibit from the internationally renowned recycle artist Thomas Dambo! Bo, Bodil, Bibbi and their troll-sized bird nest have come to life at Aullwood and are ready for your visit. Learn more and plan your trip at now. Please allow adequate time to explore our property and the Troll That Hatched an Egg exhibit.

Long-Term Butterfly Monitoring | September 5, 12, 19, 26

September 5, 12, 19, 26 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – If you enjoy butterflies and want to learn more about them, contact Sam Romeo at [email protected] to join Aullwood’s Long-term Butterfly Monitoring Team to identify, count and monitor butterfly populations. Walk the same  route each week through different habitats to record butterflies and skippers. This important data is then compiled with other monitoring stations around the State. No experience is necessary.  Bring binoculars. Preregistration is required by emailing Sam Romeo. Registered participants will be notified if monitoring is cancelled or rescheduled due to weather concerns. (Center)

Adult Member Discovery Walks | September 7, 14, 21, 28

September 7, 14, 21, 28– 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars and delight in a weekly walk along Aullwood’s trails spotting birds and exploring the seasonal changes taking place at Aullwood. These walks are a benefit for Aullwood and National Audubon Society members and there is no cost to attend. Meet on the main sidewalk of the Nature Center at 7:55 a.m. (Center)

Aullwood Apple Pie Day | September 30

Join us at Aullwood Farm on Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m as pie-baker extraordinaire Sam Romeo and his volunteer team bake apple pies the old-fashioned way! Come out to Aullwood for a fall hike, see and smell apple pies cooking in cast-iron Dutch Ovens over an open fire, and maybe have a sample taste! Visit here to buy your hand-made pie in advance for $25.00 for each whole pie. Pies can only be ordered in advance and numbers are very limited! Please see our website for additional details on ordering and pickup times. Get a warm and cozy home-made taste of fall to take home by ordering early! Apple Pie Day is free for members of Friends of Aullwood, National Audubon Society and ANCA affiliated organizations; non-members pay our general admission prices. (Farm)

Volunteer & Support Aullwood

To volunteer at Aullwood please contact Nenita Lapitan, Manager of Volunteer and Rental Services or become a member of Aullwood now!

Aullwood Audubon enriches lives through education and stewardship of birds and ecosystems.

We envision a world where birds thrive and people prosper, everyone is empowered to take conservation action, and diversity of life and thought is respected.

Aullwood Audubon Center: 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414 
Aullwood Audubon Farm: 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414-1129  

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