Turtle Time
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Turtle Time

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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

Sunset Paddle
May
6
6:15 pm18:15

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Halfway through spring, our second Sunset Paddle of 2017 is sure to be a treat!

Early Bird Walk
May
13
8:00 am08:00

Early Bird Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Tag along with local birding enthusiasts and experts for our second early bird walk of the Spring!

Sunset Paddle
Jun
9
6:30 pm18:30

Sunset Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation

Join us for our third Sunset paddle of 2017. Summer is right around the corner - offering some great views from sea level.

Full Moon Paddle
Jun
9
8:45 pm20:45

Full Moon Paddle

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take advantage of the light from June's full moon for a guided paddle on Lake Ballard with one of our experienced guides.


Volunteer Work Day
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you join us for grounds and trail maintenance during this monthly event!

Wings & Things Spring Fling
Apr
2
1:00 pm13:00

Wings & Things Spring Fling

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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!

Virginia DGIF: Boater Safety Class
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Virginia DGIF: Boater Safety Class

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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. 

Volunteer Work Day
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you join us for grounds and trail maintenance during this monthly event!

Winter Early Bird Walk
Mar
11
8:00 am08:00

Winter Early Bird Walk

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us for our last Early Bird Walk of the winter to catch our lingering winter-fowl and early migrators alike around Lake Ballard. 

CANCELLED: Volunteer Orientation
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

CANCELLED: Volunteer Orientation

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING FOR OUR NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SOMETIME IN APRIL.

SOLD OUT - Sweetheart Full Moon Walk
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

SOLD OUT - Sweetheart Full Moon Walk

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!

Winter Bird Walk
Feb
11
8:00 am08:00

Winter Bird Walk

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.

Volunteer Work Day
Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Work Day

  • Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you join us for grounds and trail maintenance during this monthly event!

Winter Bird Walk
Jan
14
8:00 am08:00

Winter Bird Walk

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 - Take a hike!
Jan
1
10:00 am10:00

New Year's Day - Take a hike!

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.

Dec
24
Dec 25

Holiday Closures

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.

Member's Winter Solstice Walk
Dec
21
3:00 pm15:00

Member's Winter Solstice Walk

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 hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org.

Not a member but interested in becoming one? Sign up at www.hofflercreek.org.

Cancelled - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dec
18
6:00 pm18:00

Cancelled - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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.

COLD Moon Walk
Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

COLD Moon Walk

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.

Fall Early Bird Walk
Dec
10
8:00 am08:00

Fall Early Bird Walk

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.

Preserve closed on Thanksgiving Day
Nov
24
10:00 am10:00

Preserve closed on Thanksgiving Day

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.