Get up close to some of 'Turtle Man' Garland Butler's half-shelled friends!
Join Dr. Jessica Thompson on our Oyster Pier for a sneak peek at some of our most elusive residents!
Halfway through spring, our second Sunset Paddle of 2017 is sure to be a treat!
Join us for a guided, moonlit paddle on Lake Ballard.
Tag along with local birding enthusiasts and experts for our second early bird walk of the Spring!
Tag along with author, naturalist, and survival expert, Vickie Shufer, for a taste of the spring's wild food offerings!
Join us for our third Sunset paddle of 2017. Summer is right around the corner - offering some great views from sea level.
Take advantage of the light from June's full moon for a guided paddle on Lake Ballard with one of our experienced guides.
Join us for our first guided paddle on Lake Ballard under the moonlight in 2017!
Join us for our FIRST sunset paddle of the 2017 kayak season!
Join us for our first Early Bird Walk of the Spring!
Put your money where your mouth is when we team up for a fundraiser with Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Join us for an afternoon of free fun for kids of all ages as we celebrate our local wildlife, winged and not, making the most of the Spring!
All of our prospective paddle guides for the 2017 are invited for a fun and informative evening on the water here!
Join us to learn the basic that each kayak helper or paddle guide need to know for the 2017 summer season.
Join us as we celebrate Spring's approach with a guided sunset tour of the preserve's trails!
Join us to learn all you need to know to start boating in Virginia from our boating guru, Mike Reiss. Required for anyone operating powerboats or PWCs in Virginia waters, participants who complete this course will receive Boater Safety Cards.
Join us for our last Early Bird Walk of the winter to catch our lingering winter-fowl and early migrators alike around Lake Ballard.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING FOR OUR NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SOMETIME IN APRIL.
Help us take advantage of a recent grant from the Department of Forestry by removing non-native, invasive plants from our habitat!
Join us at ODU's Webb center to learn about some great ways you can get involved in your community!
Why spend hours waiting for seats at a restaurant on Valentine's weekend when you can bring your sweetie here for wine, goodies, and a romantic guided walk around the preserve under the full moon!
Bundle up for our second Early Bird Walk of Winter, 2017 and tag along with local birding experts and enthusiasts before we open to the public.
Join local birding experts and enthusiasts for our first Early Bird Walk of 2017 to see who's making the preserve their winter resting spot.
New Year’s Day is a great time to start a new tradition—take a hike. Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve will be open from 10 am—4 pm on New Year’s Day. Time in nature with your family will build memories that last a lifetime. Walk off those extra holiday calories and enjoy your fresh New Year.
Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve will be closed Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th to allow staff time at home with their families over the holidays. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
This is a FREE Member's Only event. Join Executive Director Helen Kuhns for a walk around Lake Ballard on this very special evening of the year. Watch the sun set over the Preserve marking the end of the year's shortest day and the beginning of the year's longest night, explore solstice lore and discover how our wild neighbors adapt to the cold of winter.
Register by call 757-686-8684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a member but interested in becoming one? Sign up at www.hofflercreek.org.
We're sorry! This event has been cancelled.
Mrs. Claus is visiting Hoffler Creek! Come sit by the fire and enjoy a reading of the holiday classic "T'was the Night Before Christmas". Enjoy hot chocolate, holiday treats, and make an ornament to take home. And, maybe Mrs. Claus will have a special friend stop by as well.
The full moon of December is referred to as the "cold" moon. Join us for this night walk around the preserve. This program is free. Donations to support Hoffler Creek's nature programming are encouraged and appreciated. For more information, call 757-686-8684.
Join us for this last bird walk of fall to see who is staying over for the winter, who is leaving and who is just passing through. Stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts to identify birds in the area by sight and sound. Bring binoculars or spotting scope for best viewing. Enjoy this quite time at Hoffler Creek before the gates open to daily guests. Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and check-in will occur at Hoffler Creek's Headquarters before the walk. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Gates close at 8:10 a.m.
This walk is free but a small donation is encouraged to help us continue providing similar programming.
Show your generosity by supporting Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Foundation and other hard-working non-profits in your community. Your donation to Hoffler Creek helps keep the gates open and visitation free to the public, supports educational programming and research, and maintains a safe and healthful home for our wild neighbors.
Make a donation today!
Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve will be closed Thursday, November 24th, Thanksgiving Day to give staff the opportunity to spend the holiday with their families. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th at 10 am.