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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

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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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…

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Storytime Sprouts: In the Tall, Tall Grass

Aug 20, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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What can we find in the tall, tall grass? Hear stories, sing songs, and play games related to the prairie. Then go outside to hunt!   Storytime Sprouts is an early childhood program for children 2-6 years old. Only register and pay for children actively participating in Sprouts. There is no charge for adults.

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Haiku Hike

Aug 16, 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.

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Nature Explorers: The Sense of Nature

Aug 15, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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In this session of Nature Explorers, we will discover how to use your senses to explore nature. There are many things that look, smell, sound, and feel different. With the help of some activities and the outdoors we will test what we can find in nature using our senses.   Nature Explorers is a new…

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Storytime Sprouts: In the Tall, Tall Grass

Aug 14, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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What can we find in the tall, tall grass? Hear stories, sing songs, and play games related to the prairie. Then go outside to hunt!   Storytime Sprouts is an early childhood program for children 2-6 years old. Only register and pay for children actively participating in Sprouts. There is no charge for adults.

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Nature Explorers: The Sense of Nature

Aug 10, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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In this session of Nature Explorers, we will discover how to use your senses to explore nature. There are many things that look, smell, sound, and feel different. With the help of some activities and the outdoors we will test what we can find in nature using our senses.   Nature Explorers is a new…

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Backyard Habitat Initiative Speaker: Chelsea Gottfried, Mysterious Moths

Jul 27, 2024 8:00PM—10:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Though seldom seen due to their nocturnal nature, moths are every bit as beautiful and charismatic as their butterfly cousins. Their role as pollinators is essential to the survival of many of our plants, especially orchids. Most importantly, moths and their caterpillars are food for birds, bats, and countless other animals. We will take a…

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Environmental Investigators: Pond Critters

Jul 13, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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Come explore what lives in and out of our small pond. Participants must be 8 years and older to pond dip. You can have the potential to catch tadpoles and macroinvertebrates. But we will make sure to also explore around the pond to look for dragonflies, birds, and frogs.   Environmental Investigators is geared for…

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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.

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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