Bringing Back a Wetland

Located along the eastern edge of Sigrist Woods, is a tract of land that was at one time farmland.  This parcel of land extends down to the Fox Creek restoration area and was purchased by TWC several decades ago and was entered into the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program for early successional habitat in the early…

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Popular Fall Events Returning to The Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center (TWC) is pleased to announce the return of two annual events this fall and much of its regular programming.  After a hiatus in 2020, TWC has reformulated the way some of its events are held to make them safer while still being fun for the community.  Nature Fest:  First, on Sunday, September…

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Bee Helpful! Conserve Pollinators!

The conservation effort for pollinators has been in the spotlight or some time now. They are a critical, keystone species for the natural habitats that support the food chain. Native bees have co-evolved with native plants in an intricate exchange of food for pollination services. Plants have showy flowers to attract insects, birds and bats…

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Join us for the Perseid Meteor Shower

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join The WildernessCenter Astronomy Club for our annual Perseid meteor showerwatch on August 13. No special equipment is needed — justyour eyes. The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower ofthe year. You should plan on staying for a while. The numberof Perseids visible will increase from about…

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TWC Strategic Visioning: Designing Your Positive Experience With Wilderness

Swallowtail

The Wilderness Center has been providing positive impacts to nature, the community, and education for almost 60 years. Our natural lands, wildlife, and rivers are facing more threats than ever. In order to adapt and stay relevant in this changing environment, TWC is listening to our community’s needs, wants, and priorities. We’ve partnered with local…

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Fox Creek Restoration 2.0

The Wilderness Center is working with The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) stream mitigation team on a second restoration project on Fox Creek here in Wilmot. The project will restore more than 2,300 feet of Fox Creek, and more than six acres of wetlands and floodplain. Projects like this take longer than most people would expect, and…

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Discovering the TWC Ecosystem

Interpretive Building

Hi. I’m new here. My name is Tiffany, and I’m an artist, a nature lover, a mom, the daughter of a farmer, and the wife of a pharmacist. I’m also a learner. I like to learn about people and relationships. Much in the way that an ecologist studies ecosystems, I like to study organizations. I…

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Discover Black Holes

Join us Saturday, May 15, 2021, on The Wilderness Center’s YouTube channel for this year’s Astronomy Day, where we will host a live event to learn about the most mysterious objects in the universe – black holes.  A stellar lineup of speakers will explain what we know about black holes and the on-going research by the Laser…

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Farewell, friend

The Wilderness Center was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of TWC board member Tim Fritz. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, as well as the many community members whose lives he touched. The Fritz family legacy stretches back to before the founding of The Wilderness Center in…

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