Calendar

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

May
28
Sat
Woodcarver’s Club
May 28 @ 9:00 am
Jun
3
Fri
Lady Beetle Monitoring Workshop
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz (BLBB) is a citizen science program that monitors the abundance and diversity of lady beetles in home gardens. Lady beetles are beneficial insects that provide pest control by eating aphids, scales, mites and other pests. We are looking for volunteers interested in assisting in our annual survey. This program will introduce you to the diversity of lady beetle fauna found in Ohio and how their populations have changed over the past 6 years of the BLBB survey. We will detail how the survey is conducted and if volunteers who elect to participate for the 2016 season will be provided with all the materials needed. All attendees will receive a lady beetle ID card so that they can begin learning more about the fauna of these beautiful and important creatures!  In addition, Mary Gardiner will also be selling copies of her new book, Good Garden Bugs: Everything you need to know about beneficial insects. We will hold a raffle and one lucky participant will receive a copy for free!

Cost: $10
Registration deadline May 27th.

Wilderness Sprouts: Water @ The Wilderness Center
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From rain to puddles to creeks to lakes, water is an essential part of summer! Join us for a few preschool-aged water experiments. We’ll also make some boats and see if they really float!

Star Watch and Planetarium Show @ The Wilderness Center
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm

The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club members present a planetarium show about the night sky. If it is clear, you can observe celestial objects through different types of telescopes.

Jun
4
Sat
Wilderness Walk @ The Wilderness Center
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the natural history of the area and season. Spend a morning on a walk around one of the trails with at TWC guide!

Prairie Pollinators at Foxfield Preserve
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As the wildflowers begin bursting open on the Foxfield prairie, we expect to see an exciting array of butterflies and other pollinators enjoying the flowering spectacle. Join us as we examine this intricate and beautiful ecosystem on Saturday, June 4. A TWC naturalist will lead a guided tour to collect and identify butterflies, as well as the wildflowers and other pollinators on the prairie. Meet at TWC’s Hart Interpretive Building at 1 p.m.

Art of Nature: Watercolor and Pen Class
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Intermediate to Advanced skill level: Explore the effects of watercolor on paper with artist Rachel Leach. When the watercolor is dry, we will use a black pen to outline the contour shapes we wish to highlight. As we welcome summer, let’s paint bright, beautiful flowers!

Jun
5
Sun
Plant Family Workshop: Mint family (Lamiaceae)
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Mint family contains many of our favorite fragrant plants like spearmint and bergamot. These plants are well loved by butterflies and moths, so we’ll look at the insect order Lepidoptera. We’ll also wrap up the herbarium collections from May.

Jun
6
Mon
Nature Study Series: Cute Chicks @ Heartland Point
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm

The Wilderness Center is coming to your community! Join us as we spell out the lives of birds during this seven part series. We’ll look at how birds find mates, raise young, migrate and adapt to their environment. Whether you feed birds in your backyard or travel the state chasing rare birds, this series will help you develop a deeper appreciation of our feathered friends.

During this month’s installment we will examine the lives of young birds, survivorship rates and survival strategies.

 

Nature Study Series: Cute Chicks @ David YMCA Jackson Twp.
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm

The Wilderness Center is coming to your community! Join us as we spell out the lives of birds during this seven part series. We’ll look at how birds find mates, raise young, migrate and adapt to their environment. Whether you feed birds in your backyard or travel the state chasing rare birds, this series will help you develop a deeper appreciation of our feathered friends.

During this month’s installment we will examine the lives of young birds, survivorship rates and survival strategies.

 


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