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Bird Walk

May 09, 2024 9:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Join a TWC naturalist for a free morning bird walk on the trails and grounds of The Wilderness Center! We will explore our woodland, prairie, and aquatic habitats looking for warblers and other migratory species. All birding levels are welcome. Binoculars are available to…

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Wildflower Walk

May 09, 2024 10:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Take a free hike with The Wilderness Center and learn about the diverse array of wildflowers. We will explore what spring ephemerals are still in bloom and learn about what these flowers do for the ecosystem. These are short-lived species that bloom from mid-March…

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Pond Dipping

May 09, 2024 2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dive into the world beneath the surface and go pond dipping with The Wilderness Center. Get hands-on with nets and bug trays as we identify and learn about these fascinating creatures, and how they help our freshwater ecosystems. Please be prepared to get muddy and wet.

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Creature Feature

May 09, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The Wilderness Center is home to several animal ambassadors! Join us for a free Creature Feature program to learn all about their natural history and how we care for them.

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Dark Skies Matter

May 11, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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  Light pollution was a term coined by astronomers, but today it’s used by ecologists, physiologists and neurologists who study the effects of the disappearing night. Loss of the night is no longer just about losing our view of the heavens, it’s about all living things, including humans. Of all the types of pollution humans…

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Early Birds: International Migratory Bird Day

May 11, 2024 8:00AM—9:00AM

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Join us for an early morning bird walk on the trails and grounds of The Wilderness Center! Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day as we look for interesting birds passing through on their way north. We will explore our woodland, prairie, and lake habitats looking for warblers and other migratory species. All birding levels are welcome.

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Environmental Investigators: Soaring Friends

May 11, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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  Birds are in the air and soaring right above us. In this family-friendly program you’ll learn about some of these feathered friends and what makes them unique. Includes fun activities where you’ll hunt like a bird and figure out what type of food a bird eats based on the type of beak it has. …

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Saturday Creature Feature!

May 11, 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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Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

May 11, 2024 9:30AM

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

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Are you fascinated by the ability to take a nondescript block of wood and transform it into something useful or a work of art? If so, join TWC's Woodcarvers. The club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Members share their expertise and a little project each month. These monthly projects give us…

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