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  • Night Wings: Mothing Survey

    Jun 14, 2024 9:00PM—10:30PM

    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 creatures. We will also be contributing to citizen science and learning their importance in our ecosystem.    All Ages Welcome! Children must…

  • 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

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    The beauty and unique behaviors of dragonflies, damselflies & hummingbirds are incredibly interesting and useful, especially in the home garden habitat. Join in on this program to learn more about these charming and helpful creatures including their natural history and ideas for how to attract them to your yards & gardens.

  • 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…

Current & Upcoming

Run Wild! Volunteering

Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—1:00PM

We're looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways! Registration required.   Get in on the excitement of Run Wild! as runners take on the 10k, 5k, and 1Mile Fun Run! Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8am – until all the runners finish (usually done by 1pm). We have many…

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Ales for Trails

Apr 06, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

Join us for a craft beer tasting adventure at TWC! Tickets available the day of the event for $40, until sold out! 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,…

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TWC Backpackers and Day hikers Club Monthly Meeting

Mar 15, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center Interpretive Building 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join TWC’s Backpackers” and Day hikers’ Club at their monthly meeting. March’s meeting will feature “The Long Walk: 2023 Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail,” presented by Chuck Merkle and detailing his months-long journey from Georgia to Maine . The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting.

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TWC Backpackers and Day hikers Club Monthly Meeting

Feb 16, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Wilderness Center Interpretive Building 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Join the TWC Backpackers ‘ and Day Hikers’ Club at their monthly meeting. This month will feature “Trails in Ohio, Past, Present and Future,” presented by Phil Grimm. The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting.

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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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Guided Hike

May 06, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Our trails are not only beautiful, but they tell lots of stories, too. Tune in to nature sounds and enjoy some fresh air on a medium length hike. Full of amazing discoveries, our hikes include seasonally relevant content including adaptations, ecological change, habitats, and the food web. 

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Past | Archive

Planetarium Show: Planet Nine

Jun 08, 2024 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Nature Explorers: Wildlife is Everywhere

Jun 08, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Saturday Creature Feature!

Jun 08, 2024 12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM

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

Hike Our Trails Volunteer Series: Invasive Species Removal

Jun 07, 2024 11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Planetarium Show: Planet Nine

Jun 07, 2024 9:30PM—10:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689