All programs meet at the Interpretive Building, unless otherwise noted.

Native Plant Sale
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plants left over from Saturday can be purchased today.

Star Watch & Planetarium Show @ Astronomy Education Building
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The public is invited to visit us for our Public Star Watch. The bright Moon will dominate the sky but Jupiter and Venus will also be on display. You can take a peek through our new telescope in the observatory.

Garlic Mustard Pull
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The window to control garlic mustard before it flowers is narrowing! So again, here is my annual plea for help from our great core of volunteers! Invasive species like garlic mustard out-compete native plant communities for water and nutrients, and produce chemicals that interrupt soil processes. Loss of native plant communities can have a cascading effect that alters other parts of the environment. Please help control this invasive! We’ll be pulling garlic mustard at the main headquarters each Saturday listed. For more info, contact Gary at TWC at 1-877-359-5235.

Amazing Caves: Amazing Microbes
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Ohio Cavers and Climbers Club is sponsoring a guest speaker, Dr. Hazel Barton, co-star in the 2001 IMAX film Journey into Amazing Caves. They will also be sharing information about caving and their club.

1:00-2:30 Learn about TWC Cavers and Climbers Club by visiting stations that include a vertical demonstration, the squeeze box, photo and gear display, free refreshments and more.

1:30-2:30 Movie showing:  “Journey into Amazing Caves.

2:30-3:30 Dr. Hazel Barton, professor of microbiology and geology at University of Akron, will present “Amazing Caves: Amazing Microbes” about her research involving caves and the microbial life that inhabit these harsh environments. She has published numerous publications on cave research.

3:30-4:30 Movie showing:  Journey into Amazing Caves.

Save the date to spend the afternoon with TWC Cavers and Climbers Club!

Nature Book Club
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Book discussion “Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever” by Maude Barlow

Mother’s Day Birdwalk
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bring your binoculars and celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a guided bird walk through Foxfield Preserve with a volunteer naturalist. Enjoy the springtime serenade, as the air is sure to be filled with the trill of birdsong. We will meet at The Wilderness Center’s Hart Interpretive Building.

Mothers’ Day Program
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bring your mothers, daughters, and grandmas and join us to make the perfect mothers’ day gifts. You’ll go home with homemade treats, lip balm, and spa products all designed to give your loved-ones a very happy Mothers’ Day. Registration required. $10 members/$15 non-members.

Wildflower Walk
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a naturalist as we walk a trail to learn the natural history of the area and season. Spring is the time for wildflowers! Enjoy a leisurely walk to learn what’s blooming.

Wilderness Walk
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Steve Upperman to learn the natural history of the area and season. Spring will be in full swing with much to see, hear and smell!

Wilderness Sprouts
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

These creepy crawlies are so much fun and so important to our ecosystem. This month we’ll get up close and personal with worms and answer the age old question: which side is the head?


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