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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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Wild Bees & Butterflies of Ohio

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Join us during Nature Fest on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. to learn about native bees and butterflies of Ohio presented by Tracy Teuscher, founder of Save Ohio Bees. Tracy is a certified naturalist, ecotherapist, and communicator with an M.S. in Environmental Studies. – Meet some native bees and butterflies. – Discover the common threats…

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Junior Naturalist Days: Pollinator Power

Jun 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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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Butterflies Day

Mar 14, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

MARCH 14 IS BUTTERFLIES DAY Did you know Ohio is home to about 140 species of butterflies and nearly 500 species of native bees? March is the perfect time to learn how to help them thrive this summer. Discover Ohio’s wild butterflies and bees and how to help them flourish. Enjoy music, art, lawn and garden…

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Planting For Pollinators

May 13, 2023 10:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

A part of our free Come Grow with Us Series. Join us for a talk about planting for pollinators.  Presentation by Jill Halligan, Portage County OSU Extension. Jill is passionate about native gardening, wildlife and protecting our pollinators. Long before joining the educational team at OSU Extension, she has been serving as a Master Gardener…

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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