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  • Butterflies Day

    Mar 14, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

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    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…

  • Night Out With Nature at Hoodletown Brewing Company: Naturally Native

    Mar 15, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

    Hoodletown Brewing Company 424 W 3rd St Dover, OH 44622

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    Joined by The Garden Gurl, Heather Pariso, for plants for food, fun, and friends! Incorporating native plants into your daily life. Attendees will purchase their own beverages. Hoodletown Brewing Company- 424 W 3rd St, Dover, OH 44622 Home

  • Research Symposium

    Mar 22, 2024 9:00AM—4:30PM

    The Wilderness Center/Virtual 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Have you ever wanted to participate in environmental research that directly impacts your local ecosystem? This is your chance to interact with researchers, land managers, and community members that are dedicated to improving environmental conditions where they live, work, and play. Goal: To develop an inclusive research initiative at The Wilderness Center. Speakers include: Dr.…

  • Ales for Trails

    Apr 06, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

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    Join us for a craft beer tasting adventure at TWC! 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, the region’s craft brewing industry has grown and evolved dramatically in recent…

  • Run Wild! 2024

    Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

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

    Run Wild on the trails at The Wilderness Center! Join us in celebrating Earth Day with an morning run/walk and experience the beauty of nature. Take on the 10K or 5K, or bring the whole family out for the 1Mile Fun Run! Your registration fee will support conservation and nature education efforts in our community.…

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Butterflies Day

Mar 14, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

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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…

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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 various speakers throughout the day with topics about pollinators, gardening, and salamanders for Salamander Day. Speaker details and bios coming soon!

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Native Plant Month Speaker Series

Apr 04, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Kimberly Lessman: “Seed Banking for Restoration: How to Get Involved in Northeast Ohio’s Seed Banking Movement” Holden Forests & Gardens is teaming up with partners in our region to collect, store, and redistribute native seeds of local ecotype to support restoration projects in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Learn the basics of collecting native seeds and…

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Preparing And Planting Your New Native Plant Garden!

May 13, 2023 1:00PM

  Congratulations on learning about and understanding the incredible value of adding native plants to your landscape! Now what? How do you prep the site? What types of plants work best for your location? Can a native plant garden be aesthetically pleasing to your naysaying neighbors? Join us to learn how to plan, design, and…

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Pollinator Pathways and The Green Corridor: Improving Biodiversity on Protected Land in our own Yard

May 13, 2023 11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Virtual presentation by Mary Ellen LeMay, Aspetuck Land Trust, Connecticut With more than 16 states in various stages of launching Pollinator Pathways, this landowner outreach strategy has taken the region by storm in only 6 years. By planting natives, avoiding pesticides, and reducing lawn, this very scalable initiative has the potential to create healthy,…

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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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Restoring Ecological Services With Native Plants

Apr 15, 2023 12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

A part of our free Come Grow with Us Series. Learn about your garden’s potential to help the planet and how to use that as a framework for selecting native plants, including important considerations for getting the look and visitors you want. Presentation by Jen Johnson with Native Roots. Sonia Bingham and Jen Johnson formed…

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Earth Day Adventures

Apr 22, 2023 2:00PM—3:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Celebrate Earth Day in this family-friendly program full of fun activities. Learn about water quality by performing a bio-survey at the pond and see how plants act to filter runoff. And you won’t leave empty-handed! You’ll make plantable seed paper and a portable compost to take home with you. For families/groups with children of all…

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The Wilderness Center Native Plant Sale

Mar 15, 2023 9:00AM—May 14, 2023 4:00PM

Place your Native Plant order online and pick up at The Wilderness Center on May 5, 6, 12, or 13 between 10 am and 4 pm.

The Wilderness Center’s Native Plant Sale features Ohio native plants. The plants that dominate home landscapes are very pretty but provide no benefits to local wildlife. In contrast, native plants are not only beautiful, but also support local wildlife. This year’s plant selection has grown to include recognized native plant cultivars for our region that provide…

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Past | Archive

TWC Readers Book Chat

Mar 02, 2024 2:00PM—3:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Mar 02, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

TWC Common Thread Club Meeting

Mar 02, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Star Watch with the TWC Astronomy Club

Mar 01, 2024 8:00PM—9:30PM

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

Planetarium Show: Two Small Pieces of Glass

Mar 01, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center, Astronomy Building 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Feb 24, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689