Wildlife Wednesday 05/01/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday!  It’s that time of year when white-tailed deer babies start showing up in yards and on lawns. Fawns are born in Ohio between May and July and although they are able to walk at birth, they need to spend several weeks with their mother for food and protection. Mother deer purposely leave their…

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Wildlife Wednesday 03/06/24

Happy #WildlifeWednesday!  The Sandhill Crane is a tall elegant bird with a heavy body, soaring 6-foot wingspan, red crown of feathers on its head, and a fluffy bustle of gray plumage at its back end. This graceful long-necked avian has a loud rolling trumpet-like vocalization that can be heard for miles. Mated pairs will engage…

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Fall Greetings…

From the Director of Development Hello! I am the new Director of development here at The Wilderness Center. I joined the team in May and have been busy ever since! Our goal in the Development Team Is to allow TWC to continue fulfilling its mission to educate and engage our community on the importance of…

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New Project: Fox Creek 2.0

For the past 150 plus years, humans have made changes across the landscape. One of the changes has been in the channelization (straightening) of streams. Humans would take what was once a small stream meandering through a woodland or meadow, and reroute it to become simply a deep ditch. Why channelize?  Channelizing a stream allows…

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Sigrist Woods inducted into the Old Growth Forest Network

On April 12, our very own Sigrist Woods at The Wilderness Center was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network.  Somewhat of a celebrity in the conservation world, Dr. Joan Maloof, Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, travelled to our area and presented a plaque to TWC’s Executive Director, Jeanne Gural, Board President Roger Baker,…

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Bringing Back a Wetland

Located along the eastern edge of Sigrist Woods, is a tract of land that was at one time farmland.  This parcel of land extends down to the Fox Creek restoration area and was purchased by TWC several decades ago and was entered into the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program for early successional habitat in the early…

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Popular Fall Events Returning to The Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center (TWC) is pleased to announce the return of two annual events this fall and much of its regular programming.  After a hiatus in 2020, TWC has reformulated the way some of its events are held to make them safer while still being fun for the community.  Nature Fest:  First, on Sunday, September…

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Bee Helpful! Conserve Pollinators!

The conservation effort for pollinators has been in the spotlight or some time now. They are a critical, keystone species for the natural habitats that support the food chain. Native bees have co-evolved with native plants in an intricate exchange of food for pollination services. Plants have showy flowers to attract insects, birds and bats…

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Join us for the Perseid Meteor Shower

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join The WildernessCenter Astronomy Club for our annual Perseid meteor showerwatch on August 13. No special equipment is needed — justyour eyes. The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower ofthe year. You should plan on staying for a while. The numberof Perseids visible will increase from about…

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