Spring Events and Programs!

Join us for our new and exciting educational events and programs!

What we do

The Wilderness Center educates people of all ages to inspire a love of nature, and conserves natural lands for the health and benefit of the community.

Acres Protected
Acres Under Sustainble Forest Management
Volunteer Naturalists Trained
Trees Planted (since 2021)
Miles of Trail
Preserves open to the Public
Communities Served
Students Impacted (Since 2018)


Learn more about the natural world around you.



Restore, preserve and protect your corner of the world.



Protect the planet and serve your community.

Programs, Events & Workshops


Nature Fest & Foto Fest 2024

Jun 01, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Wild Bees & Butterflies of Ohio

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Nature Fest & Foto Fest 2024

Jun 02, 2024 11:00AM—3:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Wanderings

TWC Blog

Wildlife Wednesday 05/22/2024

Whooooo’s ready for our upcoming owl prowl? It’s #WildlifeWednesday and we will highlight the 3 species of owls we are most likely ...
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May 2024 Full Flower Moon

May’s full Flower Moon occurs in the morning on May 23, 2024, at exactly 9:53AM EDT.  This is the moment the Sun ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 05/15/2024

For today’s #WildlifeWednesday we discuss an invasive plant that is widespread throughout Ohio: garlic mustard. Introduced to North America from Europe in ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 05/08/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! April showers bring May flowers, and one of the most iconic is the mayapple. These woodland plants are widespread throughout ...
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Rosy Maple Moths

Rosy maple moths can be found from May to August in Ohio.  Although classified as a “great silk moth” this moth is ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 05/01/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday!  It’s that time of year when white-tailed deer babies start showing up in yards and on lawns. Fawns are born ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 04/24/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! Grasshoppers are quite common throughout Ohio and can be seen or heard in a variety of habitats, but it’s not ...
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April 2024 Pink Full Moon

The Pink full Moon of April occurs on April 23 at exactly 7:49PM EDT.  No, the Moon itself will not be pink ...
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Whether through our formal education programs, family and adult programs or guest speaker series, we want to help you dive into the wonders of your own backyard.



Small changes can make a difference, and we want to be your resource and partner in making these changes in our shared community.



Whether you are giving monthly support, planting a Tree Of Life in someone's honor, or making an annual contribution, your support will make a tangible difference in our community.