Knock on Wood: A Winter Walk in Burnet Woods


From 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Experience the wonder of winter woodlands in the heart of the Cincinnati during this hour-long walk, winding through the scenic trails of Burnet Woods. Learn about the environmental and health benefits of trees. Create your own forest-bathing experience as you learn how to identify a dozen local trees, "knock on wood" to release benevolent wood spirits, and soak up the beauty of nature, guided by biochemist and nature enthusiast, Dr. Rama Kasturi who has been walking in these woods almost every day for 25 years. Presented in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Wild Ones and Clifton Market.

Reservations required for this free event. Meet at the Brookline Ave enterance. In compliance with COVID-19 safety practices, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule to February 6, 2021.

Dr. Rama Kasturi grew up in India immersed in the Ayurvedic traditions of herbal medicine with a grandfather who compounded natural pharmaceuticals. She has a PhD in biochemistry, has taught medical pharmacology at the University of Cincinnati, and has expertise in the field of North American botany. A breast cancer survivor who focuses on the healing power of nature, she attributes daily walks with her rescue dogs on the wooded trails of her neighborhood park with helping her regain robust physical, mental, and spiritual health. Self-described as an accidental artist, her book Four Seasons in Burnet Woods depicts her journey of healing through her nature photography.