Early Bird Paddle
Aug
6
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us for a leisurely paddle as the sun rises through the trees of the preserve!

Perseid Meteor Paddle
Aug
12
Aug 13

Perseid Meteor Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Catch the best meteor shower of the year from the water of Lake Ballard!

Volunteer Work Day
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlire Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you join us to maintain the preserve's trails and remove invasive plants. 

Sunset Paddle
Aug
20
6:00 pm18:00

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us for a guided paddle along Hoffler Creek before catching the sunset over the Monitor-Merimac from the James River.


A Hopping Night with Frogs
Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

A Hopping Night with Frogs

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.

 

Full Moon Paddle
Jul
16
9:00 pm21:00

Full Moon Paddle

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.

 

Sunset Paddle
Jul
16
6:45 pm18:45

Sunset Paddle

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.

 

Summer Tree Walk
Jul
16
10:30 am10:30

Summer Tree Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join local forester, Mike Aherron, for a fun and informative hike around the Preserve. 

Volunteer Work Day
Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

A little help can go a long way when you pitch in to give us a hand around the Preserve. 

Summer Early Bird Walk
Jul
9
8:00 am08:00

Summer Early Bird Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife 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!

Early Bird Paddle
Jul
3
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us for our first Early Bird Paddle of 2016 before your July 4th cook out!

Sunset Paddle
Jul
2
6:45 pm18:45

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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. 

Full Moon Paddle
Jun
18
9:00 pm21:00

Full Moon Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Paddle out on Lake Ballard with a guide by the light of the moon!

Sunset Paddle
Jun
18
6:45 pm18:45

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

What better way to shake off the end of a school year than a relaxing paddle here at Hoffler Creek!

Turtle Time
Jun
18
10:30 am10:30

Turtle Time

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Get up close to some of 'Turtle Man' Garland Butler's half-shelled friends!

Volunteer Work Day
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you help us maintain the preserve's trails and remove invasive plants.

Early Bird Walk
Jun
11
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us on our last Early Bird Walk before summer. (This photo of belted kingfisher by Earl Blackaby via Tumblr.)

Sunset Paddle
May
28
6:30 pm18:30

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Our first guided paddle on Hoffler Creek in 2016! Catch some amazing late spring birding and the sunset over the James river!

Blue Moon Paddle
May
21
8:00 pm20:00

Blue Moon Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

We'll get out on Lake Ballard during our first group paddle of the 2016 year!

Stockley Gardens Spring Art Festival
May
21
May 22

Stockley Gardens Spring Art Festival

  • Stockley Gardens

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!

Volunteer Work Day
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you help us maintain the preserve's trails and remove invasive plants.

Early Bird Walk
May
14
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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).

Creek Critters!
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Creek Critters!

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us at our creekside lab for your chance to see some of our more reclusive residents up close!

WILDLIFE AWARENESS: A BIRD'S EYE VIEW
Apr
30
10:30 am10:30

WILDLIFE AWARENESS: A BIRD'S EYE VIEW

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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!

Spring Tree Walk with Mike Aherron
Apr
17
10:30 am10:30

Spring Tree Walk with Mike Aherron

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join your local forester for a stroll around Lake Ballard to learn about our spring bloomers and the importance plants native to our region!

Volunteer Work Day
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • HCWP

Every bit of help goes a long way when you help us maintain the preserve's trails and remove invasive plants.