Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Guided Hike

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Arrive at 9:45 am, Hike is from 10 am sharp through mid-afternoon
Hike is full! To be added to our wait list please feel out the form below.

Join Naturalists, John Jaeger and Dave Kuehner, on a guided hike at the Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve

The Arc founded the first preserve for the Golden Stars in 2005 with a 67 acre refuge just outside the small town of Otway, Ohio. An early spring wildflower, the Golden Star Lily faces nearly upward and bears yellow anthers instead of chocolate brown like its more familiar cousin, the Common Trout Lily. Our recent acquisition of an adjacent 118 acre tract has tripled the protected habitat of the Golden Star Lilies as well as tripled the protection of the lower Rocky Fork Creek’s forested corridor. For detailed information on Gladys Riley, including trail map, click here.

Directions: Tick Ridge-Koenig Hill Rd, Otway, OH 45657.

Your Leaders – John Jaeger and Dave Kuehner

John F. Jaeger is a field naturalist and outdoor educator with interests in Ohio’s flora, fauna and natural and human history.  He retired as the Director of Natural Resources for the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area where he also served as a Park Manager/Ranger and Naturalist/Historic Interpreter.  He currently is an active volunteer as a Board Advisor for the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, and conducts educational tours for the public, performs preserve boundary checks and evaluates potential land acquisitions.

What to Bring

Filled water bottle
A packed Lunch
Boots with good tread.
Dress for the weather.
Trekking poles (optional, but helpful for balancing)
Binoculars (optional)



Guided Hike Registration – Hike is Full. To be added to the wait list please fill out the form below.


Registration will be opened three weeks prior to the guided hike. 

Please fill out the information below to register for the guided hike. A confirmation will be sent to you a few weeks before the hike. Registration is limited, please let us know if you need to cancel so we can open your spot for someone else by contacting us at or 937-365-1935. 

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