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 to encounter on our grounds this time of year. The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl in Ohio and with its enormous yellow eyes, long ear tufts, and deep hooting call, it…

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Total Solar Eclipse (April 8, 2024)

The long awaited total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, is almost here.  The path of totality, where the Sun’s light is totally blocked by the Moon, through Ohio is 200 miles long and 115 miles wide.  If you’re anywhere within this path, you will see the total eclipse.  Those outside this path will see…

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Wildlife Wednesday 03/06/24

Happy #WildlifeWednesday!  The Sandhill Crane is a tall elegant bird with a heavy body, soaring 6-foot wingspan, red crown of feathers on its head, and a fluffy bustle of gray plumage at its back end. This graceful long-necked avian has a loud rolling trumpet-like vocalization that can be heard for miles. Mated pairs will engage…

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Wildlife Wednesday 02/21

Being in nature can be very magical to many people. There has even been a history of different mythical beings that live in and are even connected to nature. One of the most popular being the discussion of fairies. One of the most common fairy sightings that people often see are “fairy rings” that pop…

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Fall Greetings…

From the Director of Development Hello! I am the new Director of development here at The Wilderness Center. I joined the team in May and have been busy ever since! Our goal in the Development Team Is to allow TWC to continue fulfilling its mission to educate and engage our community on the importance of…

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Bottle Caps to Benches Program is a Great Success!

We received a total of 5257 pounds in caps and lids through our Bottle Caps to Benches Program. These will be recycled into benches by Plastics R Unique in Wadsworth. So far, we have purchased 11 benches and have enough caps to get another 40. We are overwhelmed with the great success of this program.…

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Sigrist Woods inducted into the Old Growth Forest Network

On April 12, our very own Sigrist Woods at The Wilderness Center was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network.  Somewhat of a celebrity in the conservation world, Dr. Joan Maloof, Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, travelled to our area and presented a plaque to TWC’s Executive Director, Jeanne Gural, Board President Roger Baker,…

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The Wilderness Center helps to Pass “National Native Plant Month”

The Wilderness Center has signed on as a supporter of a resolution to make April National Native Plant Month. U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) introduced the bipartisan resolution which has since received unanimous Senate passage. This resolution recognizes the importance of native plants to environmental conservation and restoration, as well…

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Big Cheers for Volunteers!

The Wilderness Center could not function without the work of volunteers.  In 2021, 171 volunteers donated 3,445 hours to Education, Conservation and Community! Grounds and Maintenance volunteers keep the trails and Interpretive Building looking beautiful! Eight volunteers worked a total of 536 hours. Tim Palaski works every week and logged 250 hours! Store Greeters are…

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