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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…

  • 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.

  • 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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Mothing Night Hike and Telescopes

Aug 09, 2024 9:30PM—11:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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First, we will take a night hike to explore the amazing world of moths and some other arthropods. Unsing light traps and baiting methods we will attract moths and see the wonderful diversity of Ohio’s various moth species. After your hike, weather permitting, join the Astronomy Club in TWC's observatory to enjoy what the summer…

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Owl Prowl

May 23, 2024 8:30PM—9:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Whooo likes owls? Come to The Wilderness Center for this nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. Learn how owls thrive in the night, the different owl calls, and signs that owls are around. Out on the trails, channel your inner owl with some activities as we try to spot some owls on…

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Night Hike: Spring Equinox

Mar 19, 2024 7:30PM—8:30PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Enjoy a night hike at the Wilderness Center on the first day of spring.  Bring your red-light flashlight – white lights are not allowed on the trails at night. Don’t have a red-light flashlight? Bring your flashlight and we can make it red for you.  Hiking boots and weather appropriate attire are recommended.

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Six More Weeks of Winter: Geocaching Night Hike

Feb 03, 2024 6:00PM—9:00PM

Join the TWC Geocaching Club for an evening of self-led hikes. New geocaches will be available beginning at 6 pm on the trails at the Wilderness Center for you to find and log. Light refreshments will be available in the Buckeye Room to warm up with after your walk. This event will be held ice…

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Coyote Howl & Telescopes

Feb 16, 2024 6:00PM—8:30PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Coyote mating season is at its peak in mid-February. Join us for a night hike as we explore the trails listening for the yips and howls of the song dog at its most active time of year.   Following the hike, observe the wonders of our dark skies through our telescopes in the TWC…

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Night Hike

Jan 26, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  The night is alive at The Wilderness Center! Observe nocturnal wildlife undisturbed as we visit different habitats, experiencing the night with nature-friendly nightlights. Learn the importance of the dark sky to wildlife and humans alike as you reconnect with nature on a roughly 1-mile hike that engages your lesser used senses.    Bring your…

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Night Hike: Winter Solstice Special

Dec 21, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Enjoy a night hike at the Wilderness Center during the longest night of the year. Learn about the history of the winter solstice and why it is celebrated. Also enjoy a special holiday planetarium show before the hike.    Bring your red-light flashlight – white lights are not allowed on the trails at night.…

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Owl Prowl

Nov 10, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Whooo likes owls? Come to The Wilderness Center for this nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. Learn how owls thrive in the night, the different owl calls, and signs that owls are around. Out on the trails, channel your inner owl with some activities as we try to spot some owls on…

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Owl Prowl

Jan 20, 2023 7:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Whooo likes owls? Come to The Wilderness Center for this nighttime program to learn about these intriguing nocturnal birds. Learn how owls thrive in the night, the different owl calls, and signs that owls are around. Out on the trails, channel your inner owl with some activities as we try to spot some owls…

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Night Hike and Telescopes

Feb 17, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

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

The night is alive at The Wilderness Center! Observe nocturnal wildlife undisturbed as we visit different habitats, experiencing the night with nature-friendly nightlights. Learn the importance of the dark sky to wildlife and humans alike as you reconnect with nature on a roughly 1-mile hike that engages your lesser used senses.  Following the hike, observe…

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Past | Archive

Planetarium Show: Exoplanets- Discovering New Worlds

Jun 22, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

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

Environmental Investigators: Party with Pollinators

Jun 22, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 22, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM

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

TWC Nature Photo Club Meeting

Jun 22, 2024 9:30AM

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

Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

Jun 21, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689