Enjoy a discussion of the preserve's history and natural wonders on this Members' Only walk through the preserve.
Join us for a leisurely paddle as the sun rises through the trees of the preserve!
Catch the best meteor shower of the year from the water of Lake Ballard!
Join us for our August Early Bird Walk for a chance to spot some early migratory songbirds!
Every bit of help goes a long way when you join us to maintain the preserve's trails and remove invasive plants.
Alligators, turtles, and snakes... oh my!
Join us for a guided paddle along Hoffler Creek before catching the sunset over the Monitor-Merimac from the James River.
Join us as Vickie Shufer leads us around the preserve to forage for sweet summer treats.
FrogWatchUSA will present training to become a citizen scientist volunteer while teaching about the importance of and threats to the amphibian species of the world. The evening will end with a rare, night-time walk around the preserve as the weather allows. $5/person.
Online registration is no longer available but you can still come! Register at the door.
Kayak around Lake Ballard after the sun goes down. Explore the lake with a guide by the light of a full moon. Afterward, enjoy snacks and drinks by a fire. Advanced registration required. Call 757-686-8684. $35/person non-members, $20/person HCWF Members.
Take a guided paddle down Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Call 757-686-8684 . $35/person non-members, $20/person HCWF Members.
Join local forester, Mike Aherron, for a fun and informative hike around the Preserve.
A little help can go a long way when you pitch in to give us a hand around the Preserve.
Get into the preserve before the general public for some early morning birding. This month's walk corresponds with the day's low tide and should reveal some great wading birds and other waterfowl!
Join us for our first Early Bird Paddle of 2016 before your July 4th cook out!
Tag along with our experienced paddle leaders for a kayak tour of Hoffler Creek before catching the sunset over the Monitor-Merrimac bridge-tunnel from the water of the James River.
Denise Tomlinson of Bat World Hampton Roads will be presenting LIVE BATS followed by a nighttime NATURE WALK around Hoffler Creek!
Join us for our first guided paddle since the Summer Solstice!
Paddle out on Lake Ballard with a guide by the light of the moon!
What better way to shake off the end of a school year than a relaxing paddle here at Hoffler Creek!
Join Dr. Jessica Thompson on our Oyster Pier for a sneak peek at some of our most elusive residents!
Get up close to some of 'Turtle Man' Garland Butler's half-shelled friends!
Join us on our last Early Bird Walk before summer. (This photo of belted kingfisher by Earl Blackaby via Tumblr.)
Our first guided paddle on Hoffler Creek in 2016! Catch some amazing late spring birding and the sunset over the James river!
Get your Virginia Boating Safety Card here with us before the new rules kick in, July 1st.
We'll get out on Lake Ballard during our first group paddle of the 2016 year!
We're bringing our exhibit to Ghent, for this amazing event. Come see our exhibit and check out jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more from over 130 artists - all while supporting Hope House!
Join us on our May Early Bird Walk for a chance to spot Common Yellowthroat like the one pictured above, wearing his 'bandit' mask (photo by Cephas via WikiCommons).
Join us at our creekside lab for your chance to see some of our more reclusive residents up close!
Come join us for a visit by Pearl and Jimmy Beamer of Sacred Friends Wildlife Rehabilitation when they bring McCaw, a red-tailed hawk, and Houdini, a barred owl, for a presentation on the conflict between wildlife and our communities. Come learn what humane solutions are available and how you can help!
Join your local forester for a stroll around Lake Ballard to learn about our spring bloomers and the importance plants native to our region!
Join us for our first Early Bird Walk of the Spring!