Audubon Society’s 125th Anniversary

  • September 22, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Winton Centre auditorium 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati 45231

Organization: Audubon Society of Ohio

About this event:

A special event is planned to celebrate the Audubon Society’s 125th anniversary. The Cincinnati chapter of the National Audubon Society was founded in 1897, and as the only Audubon Society in the state at the time, took the name “The Audubon Society of Ohio” (ASO). We invite you to come out and celebrate the chapter’s anniversary on what will certainly be an entertaining and fun night.

When: Thursday Evening, September 22, 2022.

Where: The Great Parks of Hamilton County Winton Centre auditorium located in Winton Woods Park. The address is 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati 45231. See directions below.

Registration: Registration is required. There is a $10 registration fee per person. Attendance will be limited due to space restrictions, so register as soon as possible to insure a reservation for this special celebration.

How to Register: Go to the following link, fill out the registration form, and click submit when you are finished. You will receive an email confirming your registration. The link is:

Time: Social hour begins at 6:00 PM. Program begins at 7:00 PM. An array of delicious appetizers, hors d’oeuvre and refreshments will be served during the social hour beginning at 6:00 PM.

Program Details: Our guest speaker will be Steve Maslowski, who will present his film honoring his father entitled “Wildlife Photographer: The Life of Karl Maslowski”. Steve is an outstanding speaker and in addition to showing his film, Steve will also share his memories of his father and share anecdotal stories of his life as a wildlife photographer.

Karl Maslowski (1913 – 2006) was nationally recognized as a wildlife photographer, filmmaker, writer and conservationist. He also was active locally, serving for many years on the boards of ASO, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and the Cincinnati Nature Center.

He was a pioneer in wildlife movie making. He shot some of the first color motion pictures of North American wildlife in the 1930’s. He went on to make scores of outdoor films, some for state conservation agencies, and some for lecturing for National Audubon, National Geographic, and others. In addition he wrote hundreds of magazine articles, and for 50 years authored a weekly nature column for the Cincinnati Enquirer. That column, “Naturalist Afield”, still holds the paper’s record for longevity of a column by a single author. His still photos of wildlife appeared worldwide. Karl was instrumental in the success of our Audubon chapter, and it is fitting, and we are honored, that we have Steve presenting the film on Karl at our special anniversary program.

Steve, who also served on our chapter’s board, worked with his father for many years. But he says his father wore size 12 boots, and he 8 1/2. Still, Steve and his brother Dave did not fall many footsteps away from the tree. Their work has appeared in nearly all nature magazines, and in a number of PBS shows. Steve describes the film about his father as “…biographical. It looks at how circumstances and events in the heart of the 20th century affected one man, and how one man in turn affected the world”.

Grand Prize Raffle: At the door each guest will receive a registration receipt that will be used as a ticket in the Grand Prize Raffle. The Grand Prize is a pair of compact Swarovski CL 8 x 25 binoculars valued at over $900. Additional $10 raffle tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the event. You must be present to win.

Door Prizes and Giveaways: There will be additional door prizes as well as giveaways. Everyone will go home with something.

Covid Policy: We will comply with all recommendations in effect as of the date of our event. As of this writing, Hamilton County’s CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Covid-19 rating is listed as high. If the county status remains at high, masks will be required per CDC’s recommendation. Masks will be provided at the door for anyone who wants one, regardless of whether or not they are required.

Directions to the Winton Woods Centre:

10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati 45231.

The entrance to Winton Woods is located on Winton Road, which can be accessed from the north by the I-275 exit #39 or from the south by the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway exit #24A or #24B. The Winton Centre is located on the west side of Winton Road, just north of the bridge over Winton Lake.

More information and registration can be found here.

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