Run Wild on the trails at The Wilderness Center! Join us in celebrating Earth Day with an early morning run/walk and experience the beauty of nature. Take on the timed 10K or 5K, or bring the whole family out for the One-Mile Fun Run! Your registration fee will support conservation and nature education efforts in our community.
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11 hours ago
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
TWC is seeking volunteers to help with our Tree-of-Life planting on Saturday, April 24th. Celebrate Earth Day by helping us plant trees dedicated during 2019 and 2020. We will meet at 9:00 am. Come on out whether you just want to plant a few saplings or help out with planting until we’re done. For more information you can contact Gary at (330) 359-5235 or email@example.com.
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17 hours ago
Squirrels need their vegetables too!
Squirrel Corn is closely related to a garden favorite, Bleeding Heart, and both plants have uniquely shaped flowers that bloom from April to May. Squirrel Corn’s roots have nodules that resemble little corn on the cob kernels, hence its name. This plant’s primary pollinators are queen bumblebees because only queen bees are strong enough to prey open their unique petals to get to the nectar and pollen. True to their name, Squirrel Corn plants can also attract squirrels and other small rodents like mice and chipmunks when they bloom!
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Do you want some lox, next to a fox, near some Wild Blue Phlox?
Wild Blue Phlox is a fragrant perennial plant found across the Midwest in woods and fields. This charismatic delicate plant has charming small flowers that look like the quintessential cartoon flower. In this plant’s eastern range, petals are notched, but petals are wider and not notched in the plant’s western range. Wild Blue Phlox provides many ecosystem services to other organisms such as rabbits, voles, and other small mammals that eat the roots and insect pollinators such as butterflies and bees that drink up the nectar.
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April is environmental educator month- and today our very own Robin Gill was highlighted as an outstanding educator by the Environmental Education Council of Ohio. Congratulations, Robin!During the month of April we will be highlighting Environmental Education Professionals. If you know of an #EE provider that we should highlight send info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is Robin Gill! Robin is the Astronomy Education Specialist at The Wilderness Center. She is passionate about making astronomy and a love of the night sky accessible to all ages. Robin also runs the Dark Sky Initiative, helping us all to conserve our astronomy heritage. As Robin says – “ The Night Sky is Wilderness, too”
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