Early Bird Paddle
Sep
3
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Tag along with an experienced paddle leader for an early morning trip along Hoffler Creek!

Sunset Paddle
Sep
3
5:45 pm17:45

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Paddle along the Creek with one of our paddle guides as the sun sets!

Sunset Paddle
Sep
4
5:45 pm17:45

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Kayak along Hoffler Creek with one of our paddle guides as the sun sets!

Summer Early Bird Walk
Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

Summer Early Bird Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Tag along with local birding experts for some great birding before the preserve opens to the public!

Volunteer Work Day
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit goes a long way when you help us maintain the grounds and trails of the preserve each month!


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.

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. 

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!

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!

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!