Homeschool Thursday: Furry Friends
Grades K-2: 10:00 – 11:30
Grades 3-6: 12:00 – 1:30
The beaver and the bear are two misunderstood animals that live in Ohio. For students K-2, we’ll learn about the beaver, what makes is so special and how it affects its habitat. For students 3-6, we’ll also dig deeper into those rocks and examine the amazing minerals that make them up.
Cost: Free for members, $4.00 per child for non-members. Adults are free. Registration not required, but preferred.
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The Wilderness Center will be closed today, Saturday, January 18th, due to dangerous icy conditions. Be safe everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's remarkable Christmas Bird Count. Thirty-three groups comprised of 85 individuals collectively spent 640 hours counting birds! There were approximately 425 miles walked and 591 miles driven on count day.
There were 85 species found on count day and one (Black Vulture) was added as a count week bird. There were several species counted in record-high numbers - in fact, 19 of them!
They are (old record in parenthesis): Cooper’s Hawk 44 (39), Red-shouldered Hawk 24 (9). Red-tailed Hawk 289 (267), Wilson’s Snipe 29 (28), Rock Pigeon 2932 (2570), Red-bellied Woodpecker 635 (561) Downy Woodpecker 567( 550 ) Hairy Woodpecker 163 (154), Northern Flicker 216 (135) , Blue Jay 1344 (1191), White-breasted Nuthatch 586 (531), Carolina Wren 519 (402), Winter Wren 11(10), Eastern Bluebird 627 (605), Northern Mockingbird 232 (210), White-throated Sparrow 579 (410), Song Sparrow 2332 (1268), Swamp Sparrow 165 (98), Northern Cardinal 1935 (1801).
The increase in the Song Sparrow number is a phenomenal 84% higher than the second-highest year. After 54 years of counts, this is off the charts! These record numbers show the outstanding effort and expertise everyone gave to this bird count. Well done and thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
We're getting ready to launch another Nature Study Series. This year, we will be studying in Nature's Master Class!
This six-part series will be offered off-site at both Local Roots Market & Café in Wooster, and at Paul & Carol David YMCA of Jackson Township. Come for one program, or join us for the whole series! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks so much to everyone who participated during the Target Circle challenge. We were blown away by the 18,478 votes cast for The Wilderness Center, and are grateful for each one. ... See MoreSee Less
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