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  • Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

    Jun 21, 2024 11:00AM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    The Wilderness Center headquarters in Wilmot has miles of beautiful trails to explore. So lets explore them together with our Land Steward Zac! Each Friday we will hike a trail and remove the invasive species along it, while also learning about TWC, the enormous diversity our preserves hold, different plants and animals, and why we…

  • 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.

Current & Upcoming

Become a Dark Sky Citizen Scientist

Jun 16, 2023 9:00PM—11:00PM

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

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. We will explore the impact that darkness and…

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Dark Skies Matter

Apr 15, 2023 11:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  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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Importance Of The Night: Dark Sky Education With Telescopes

Mar 25, 2023 8:00PM—10:00PM

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

  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. We will explore the impact that darkness…

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Past | Archive

Junior Naturalist Days: Pollinator Power

Jun 19, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Backyard Habitat Speaker: Judy Semroc, Dragons, Damsels & Hummers- Learning, Loving, Luring

Jun 19, 2024 5:00PM—6:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Storytime Sprouts: Rocks and Pebbles

Jun 18, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Jun 15, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Animal Keeper for a Day

Jun 15, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 15, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689