We can use your help

Tax deductible contributions to the Green Ribbon Initiative will be used to support education and stewardship work in the Oak Openings Region.

To donate to the Oak Openings Habitat Protection and Restoration Fund, click here.

To donate to the Oak Openings Carbon Offset Fund, click here.

To make a general donation to the Green Ribbon Initiative, click on the donate button below. These funds will go to:


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Butterflies in the Region

Want to know what is currently fluttering about in the Oak Openings region?  We have a wonderful group of volunteers that monitor the winged-beauties that utilize various habitats throughout the Oak Openings.   On July 20th, volunteers found 20 species at the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, a property owned and managed by the Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy in Swanton, Ohio.   Species found were:


Wild Indigo

Great Spangled Frittilary

Giant Swallowtail

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Northern Broken Dash

Peck’s Skipper

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed Blue

American Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Edwards’ Hairstreak

Horace’s Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Summer Azure

Common Wood Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Little Wood Satyr

Do you want to help protect habitats that are important to both the butterflies as well as the plants that they need to survive?  Visit the Donate page to give or visit one of the Green Ribbon Initiative Partners to learn more about how to help.