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  • Members’ Only Guided Hike at Doughty Gorge

    Jun 29, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

    3672 TR 154 Millersburg, OH 44654

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    Doughty Gorge is a 93-acre preserve located near Charm, OH in Holmes County and is one of The Wilderness Center’s most pristine habitats across all our landholdings. The bulk of TWC’s Doughty Gorge preserve was donated to The Wilderness Center in 1972 by Roy Keim and a smaller 13-acre parcel was purchased in 1998. Filled…

  • Night Wings: Mothing Survey (Sigrist Woods)

    Jun 29, 2024 9:30PM—11:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Explore the fascinating world of moths. Join The Wilderness Center as we explore the amazing diversity of Ohio’s moths. We will be using light traps, bait, and other methods to attract these scaled marvels. We will get up close and personal with these moths in various habitats around TWC. We will see other insects and invertebrates…

  • Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Lisa Rainsong, Gardening for a Concert

    Jul 10, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Gardening for a Concert: Creating Concert Halls for Nature’s Music from Parks to Your Backyard From bird songs in the spring and summer to an evening chorus of crickets and katydids in later summer into fall, we can invite and welcome nature’s chorus into our yards and gardens. A large park may have a full-sized…

  • Haiku Hike

    Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Join us for a haiku hike! Participants will learn how to write a haiku poem. We will then take a hike and find inspiration from nature to write our own. Bring your own journal or use paper and pens provided by TWC.

  • Firefly Festival

    Jul 20, 2024 4:00PM—9:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

    Join The Wilderness Center for a new, family-friendly evening summer event to celebrate our shining friends, fireflies! Explore the magical world of fireflies and other nightly creatures, combining education, hands-on activities, and flashes of fun! 🎵 Enjoy Stories and Campfire Songs with TWC’s Education Team, and Make & Take Crafts, while supplies last. ✨ Catch…

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Members’ Only Guided Hike at Doughty Gorge

Jun 29, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

3672 TR 154 Millersburg, OH 44654

Register

Doughty Gorge is a 93-acre preserve located near Charm, OH in Holmes County and is one of The Wilderness Center’s most pristine habitats across all our landholdings. The bulk of TWC’s Doughty Gorge preserve was donated to The Wilderness Center in 1972 by Roy Keim and a smaller 13-acre parcel was purchased in 1998. Filled…

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Night Wings: Mothing Survey (Sigrist Woods)

Jun 29, 2024 9:30PM—11:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Register

Explore the fascinating world of moths. Join The Wilderness Center as we explore the amazing diversity of Ohio’s moths. We will be using light traps, bait, and other methods to attract these scaled marvels. We will get up close and personal with these moths in various habitats around TWC. We will see other insects and invertebrates…

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Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 29, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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Join us for some family-friendly fun! Meet a TWC ambassador animal at our free Saturday programs. Programs are EVERY SATURDAY at 12:30 in the Cardinal Room of the Interpretive Building. Multiple topics featuring Zea, Barnaby, Gus, the honeybees, and the wildlife visible from the bird viewing room. Join us to learn about who they are and…

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Junior Naturalist Days: Mammal Mania

Jul 03, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Join The Wilderness Center for our summer Jr. Naturalist Days, designed for young nature enthusiast ages 7-10. Over five exciting days, participants will delve into the fascinating world of nature, exploring topics like pollinators, conservation, mammals, freshwater ecosystems, and become FBI Investigators. Through hands-on activities, exploration, and games we will discover some of the skills…

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Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Lisa Rainsong, Gardening for a Concert

Jul 10, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Gardening for a Concert: Creating Concert Halls for Nature’s Music from Parks to Your Backyard From bird songs in the spring and summer to an evening chorus of crickets and katydids in later summer into fall, we can invite and welcome nature’s chorus into our yards and gardens. A large park may have a full-sized…

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Storytime Sprouts: I Like Snakes

Jul 10, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Snakes are sensational! Celebrate these creepy crawlies with stories, songs, and a visit with a real, live snake. We’ll hunt for snakes outside in some of their favorite places.   Storytime Sprouts is an early childhood program for children 2-6 years old. Only register and pay for children actively participating in Sprouts. There is no…

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Animal Keeper for a Day

Jul 11, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an animal keeper? This program offers the experience of caring for our ambassador reptiles! Participants will learn about our Eastern box turtles and corn snake and will be trained how to safely handle them. Activities will include animal care and husbandry tasks such as diet preparation…

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Haiku Hike

Jul 12, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Join us for a haiku hike! Participants will learn how to write a haiku poem. We will then take a hike and find inspiration from nature to write our own. Bring your own journal or use paper and pens provided by TWC.

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Environmental Investigators: Pond Critters

Jul 13, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Come explore what lives in and out of our small pond. Participants must be 8 years and older to pond dip. You can have the potential to catch tadpoles and macroinvertebrates. But we will make sure to also explore around the pond to look for dragonflies, birds, and frogs.   Environmental Investigators is geared for…

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Saturday Creature Feature!

Jul 13, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Register

Join us for some family-friendly fun! Meet a TWC ambassador animal at our free Saturday programs. Programs are EVERY SATURDAY at 12:30 in the Cardinal Room of the Interpretive Building. Multiple topics featuring Zea, Barnaby, Gus, the honeybees, and the wildlife visible from the bird viewing room. Join us to learn about who they are and…

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Past | Archive

Planetarium Show: Exoplanets- Discovering New Worlds

Jun 22, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Environmental Investigators: Party with Pollinators

Jun 22, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 22, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

Jun 21, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689