Saturday, August 19, 2017
Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. Activities will include nature exploration, sketching demonstrations and time to create your own work. We will be investigation a variety of species and habitats.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Late season summer flowers bring butterflies! Join us as we explore Crossways Preserve for a variety of butterfly species. WVWA Naturalists will net butterflies for us to get a closer look, and will teach us about butterfly habitats, life cycles, and the difference between butterflies and moths.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Take a walk with WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley, and explore Willow Lake Farm for lingering breeding birds and early fall migrants. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!
Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fall Mill Festival
Celebrate traditions from times past at the Fall Mill Festival. Take a tour of Montgomery County's only water-powered gristmill and experience many hands-on, family-friendly demonstrations including tin smithing, corn husk dolls, Lenni-Lenape story teller, and more.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.
Take a guided walk on the 21-mile Green Ribbon Trail and support WVWA's mission of protecting land, water and life in the Watershed. Start in North Wales and follow the Trail along Wissahickon Creek for the either 5, 8,13 or all 21 miles. All of the walks are guided and you are bussed back to the starting point.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Please join us in celebrating WVWA's 60 year legacy of conservation with an evening of cocktails hors d'oeuvres and live jazz while enjoying the extraordinary gardens and pastures of our host, Saly Glassman.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this fall at Camp Woods. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.
Friday, October 20, 2017
October is one of the best times of the year to see and hear owls - and what could be a better way to take advantage of Autumn’s beautiful, quiet nights than to go in search of those nocturnal wonders. Join us for an evening of pie and cider at WVWA headquarters, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Join WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley as we pursue the migrating fall sparrows through Dodsworth Run Preserve. Lincoln's Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow and Fox Sparrow are among the many species that may be seen in mid-October.
Friday, October 27, 2017
During the winter, birds face a challenge: finding enough food to survive the cold, snowy weather at a time when food is more scarce. You can help by putting out homemade, birdseed treats, which also decorate your backyard trees! Since you'll be taking your treats home, be sure to bring a container with you. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. We will also discuss bird related Citizen Science projects that you can participate in over the winter.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Ghost of Henry Mumbower & Pumpkin Painting
Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6 p.m. Nominal charge for pumpkins.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Order by: Friday, November 3
Pick-up: Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11
Finding food in cold temperatures can be challenging for birds. Support WVWA and pre-order high quality birdseed to feed your feathered friends all winter long. Stay tuned for details about our winter birdseed sale, which will return in 2018!
Saturday, November 04, 2017
9:00 a.m. start
Challenge yourself on the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail. This 5-mile race is ideal for both experienced and new trail runners. Runners will start at Parkside Place Park and follow the Green Ribbon Trail downstream, circle through the Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Join WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley, as we explore Armentrout Preserve for late-fall and early-winter migrants.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open House & Trail Walk
After touring the Mill, take a walk along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. The walk will begin at 2:00 pm and last approximately an hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots!
Friday, December 15, 2017
Make natural ornaments to take home using items found in nature such as dried flowers, pinecones, seeds, pods, and berries. Seedpod owls, acorn squirrels, and pinecone deer are a few of the many ideas we have.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Join WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley, and explore Four Mills Reserve for winter species. If we are lucky, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Winter Wren will have arrived!