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  • Native Plant Month Speaker Series: iNaturalist – A Powerful Tool for Identification, Education, Biodiversity, and Networking.

    Apr 27, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Speaker: Timothy Frey iNaturalist – A powerful tool for identification, education, biodiversity and networking. In this workshop, we will introduce you to the iNaturalist app for identifying organisms in our environment. We will learn how to upload an observation to the iNaturalist database and tips to get a correct identification. We will learn the many…

  • Native Plant Sale Programming

    May 04, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    We will have speakers throughout the day with topics about pollinators, gardening, and salamanders for Salamander Day. 10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Mike Hensley, Dawn to Darkness: A Pollinator Palooza! 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Salamander Habitat Hike 12:30 PM-1:00 PM: Creature Feature 1:00 PM-3:00 PM: OSU Master Gardener Volunteers present: Native Plant Gardening Tips & Demonstration

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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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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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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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Tree of life Tree Planting

Apr 23, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Come join us to celebrate Earth Day and commemorate all of our Tree of Life Tributes by helping us plant trees! On Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10am. Check-in at our front desk in our Interpretive Building. 

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TWC’s Woodcock Walk

Mar 28, 2024 7:30PM—8:30PM

Join The Wilderness Center this Thursday March 28th for a captivating evening stroll to witness the mesmerizing courtship dance of the American Woodcock at The Wilderness Center! Experience nature’s spectacle as these elusive birds perform their intricate display. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with the natural world and marvel at one of its…

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Ales for Trails

Apr 06, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

Join us for a craft beer tasting adventure at TWC! Tickets available the day of the event for $40, until sold out! Support nature, conservation, and education while sipping on craft beers and enjoying the trails at The Wilderness Center.  Longtime members and community supporters may rmember a version of this event from before 2020. However,…

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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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Members’ Only: Wildflower Hike at Henderson Woods

Apr 22, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

Come join TWC’s Director of Conservation, Daniel Volk, and other TWC staff on a wildflower hike at our exclusive Henderson Woods Preserve, near New Philadelphia, OH. Henderson Woods was donated to TWC in 2012 by Carole Henderson and has been closed to the public since to better protect the beautiful, natural lands. Henderson Woods has…

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TWC Backpackers and Day hikers Club Monthly Meeting

Mar 15, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center Interpretive Building 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join TWC’s Backpackers” and Day hikers’ Club at their monthly meeting. March’s meeting will feature “The Long Walk: 2023 Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail,” presented by Chuck Merkle and detailing his months-long journey from Georgia to Maine . The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting.

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TWC Backpackers and Day hikers Club Monthly Meeting

Feb 16, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center Interpretive Building 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join the TWC Backpackers ‘ and Day Hikers’ Club at their monthly meeting. This month will feature “Trails in Ohio, Past, Present and Future,” presented by Phil Grimm. The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting.

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Storytime Sprouts: Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 23, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Tree of life Tree Planting

Apr 23, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Planetarium Show: Living Worlds

Apr 20, 2024 1:00PM—1:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Run Wild! Volunteering

Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—1:00PM

Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Apr 20, 2024 1:00PM—2:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689