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  • Backyard Habitat: All About Birds

    Feb 19, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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    Discover the birds of your backyard!  Play games to learn about bird behavior, make bird feeders and other bird crafts.  See birds up close during a demonstration of banding procedures and discover the value of bird banding research.  Come anytime during the event.  Free for members.  $5 per family for non-members.  Pre-registration not required, but…

  • Nature Journal Series: Tracking Change

    Feb 19, 2022 10:00AM—Dec 10, 2022 12:00PM

    Ashland SWCD Office 1763 State Route 60 Ashland, OH 44805

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    Nature journaling can be a wonderful way to connect with nature. Using the book The Naturalists Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You, by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernrd Heinrich, we will work on slowing down, careful observation, simple experiments and asking questions, all of which serve…

  • Readings in Natural History: Women in the Wild

    Mar 01, 2022 12:00PM—Mar 22, 2022 1:00PM

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    Celebrate Women’s History Month with this four-part, lunch hour series. From First Ladies to explorers, ranchers to educators, we’ll explore the natural world through the pens of amazing, trail-blazing women. Join naturalist Carrie Elvey for this virtual series, capped off by a discussion with Deborah Fleming , author of Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape. Format and…

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Nature Journal Series: Tracking Change

Feb 19, 2022 10:00AM—Dec 10, 2022 12:00PM

Ashland SWCD Office 1763 State Route 60 Ashland, OH 44805

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Nature journaling can be a wonderful way to connect with nature. Using the book The Naturalists Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You, by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernrd Heinrich, we will work on slowing down, careful observation, simple experiments and asking questions, all of which serve…

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TWC Readers Club Book Chat

May 07, 2022 2:00PM—3:30PM

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

The TWC Readers Club meets periodically to discuss a book with a theme of nature, the environment, and our participation in the natural world.  Selections may be fact or fiction, about observations or issues, and have included biography, essay, and memoir. This is an informal group with no dues.  Drop-ins are welcome at any meeting they find…

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TWC Readers Club Book Chat

Mar 05, 2022 2:00PM—3:30PM

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

The TWC Readers Club meets periodically to discuss a book with a theme of nature, the environment, and our participation in the natural world.  Selections may be fact or fiction, about observations or issues, and have included biography, essay, and memoir. This is an informal group with no dues.  Drop-ins are welcome at any meeting they find…

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Fabulous Ferns program with TWC Botanizers

Feb 26, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

Presented by Marvin Smith.  Because most ferns are colored green, which is the dominate color of the plant world, they most often get overlooked for the bright rainbow of colors found in flowering plants.  The beauty in ferns is seen when you take a closer look, for “ferns exhibity the pure beauty of leaves.”  The…

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“The Covered Bridges of Ohio” with TWC Nature Photo Club

Feb 26, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club member Jack Perry will speak.  His presentation is entitled A Short Essay on the Historic Wooden Covered Bridges of Nineteenth Century Ohio.  Join us for the regular club meeting and presentation!  All are welcome!

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Feb 18, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

Club members Barb and Adriana will present their Road Scholars trip to Maine/Acadia National Park. Backpackers and Dayhikers is an organization for active adults. They typically schedule two or three dayhikes and one weekend backpacking trip each month, as well as the occasional cabin trip or car-camping weekend. Dayhikes are usually in northeast Ohio, while…

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Storytime Sprouts: Groundhog Hill

Feb 09, 2022 11:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Groundhogs are super-digging members of the squirrel family.  Let’s celebrate these furry creatures and imagine their underground life.  Can they really predict the weather?  Indoor program, but plan for an outdoor hike to look for groundhog evidence if there is snow! For ages 2-6.  Siblings welcome.  $5 per child for non-members.  Free for members!  Members,…

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Night Hike to Telescopes

Feb 05, 2022 7:00PM—10:00PM

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

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Experience The Wilderness Center at night. Enjoy a naturalist-led hike and learn about the night life in our forest. Then end your experience enjoying the night sky above viewing the Moon and deep sky objects in the observatory. Telescopes cancelled if cloudy. Bring your red-light flashlight – white lights are not allowed on the trails at night.…

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TWC Nature Photo Club Workshop

Jan 22, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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

Join the TWC Photo Club for a free workshop!  Bring your camera and a lens suitable for this type of photography along with a tripod and flash or ring light if possible.  There will be a number of stations where you can practice your skills.

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Storytime Sprouts: Snowy Days

Jan 20, 2022 11:00AM—12:00PM

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

Let’s share stories of people and animals on snowy winter days.  We will imagine snuggling into a warm mitten, try making tracks in the snow, and take a hike to search for a missing mitten.  Indoor program, but plan for a short, outdoor hike. For ages 2-6.  Siblings welcome.  $5 per child for non-members.  Free…

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Past | Archive

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jan 22, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club Workshop

Jan 22, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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

Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Jan 21, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

Storytime Sprouts: Snowy Days

Jan 20, 2022 11:00AM—12:00PM

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

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jan 08, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

Night Hike to Telescopes: Owl Prowl!

Jan 08, 2022 7:00PM—10:00PM

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