Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Twilight Nature Walk at Penllyn Woods

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    A family night out at the Penllyn Woods is cool and teeming with life in early spring! Join WVWA Executive Director Dennis Miranda, as he leads your family to the sights and sounds of early spring. Listen and perhaps catch a glimpse of frogs, toads and even an owl!. Dress for a cool evening, wear hiking shoes, bring your binoculars and a flashlight! A limited number of loaner binoculars are available too.

  • 44th Annnual Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 44th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. WVWA will supply you with a map of your section, the appropriate number of bags and the location of where you should deposit the trash for pick-up by the local municipalities.  Canoes are also needed to help clean the deeper parts of the creek.

  • Birding Basics Classes

    Class Full

    This beginner level course of three classes concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use.  Birding experts, Amy Johns and Jamie Stewart, will offer you individual attention and expert tips, as you learn to focus your binoculars on the many birds of the Wissahickon.

    Saturday, April 12 ~ Sunday, April 27 ~ Sunday, May 4

  • Naturescaping with Native Plants

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Attendees can shop at the Native Plant Sale from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Do you want a beautiful, easy care and environmentally friendly garden?  Join us as we explore Naturescaping- designing a landscape or garden with native plants. Bring along photos and sketches of your home landscape or latest garden project...we’ll help you naturescape it with native plants.

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Read more about Native Plants

  • 20th Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 20th annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Sheep Shearing Demonstration

    Visit the Evans-Mumbower Mill for a sheep shearing event as part of its monthly open house. Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates this unique skill. Hoyt will be shearing a dozen sheep starting at 1:30 PM. On display also will be some small farm animals by members of the Montgomery County Chapter of the 4-H Club. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • National Trails Day Walk from Four Mills

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    John Ferro, WVWA Land Manager, will lead this walk from Four Mills Nature Reserve.  Walk downstream through Four Mills, Germantown Academy’s wetland complex, and over the new trail section and stream crossing to Skippack Pike.  Four miles of mostly easy terrain.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Antique Car Day for Father’s Day
    Bring Dad to see a variety of antique cars for Father’s Day at the Mill, take a tour of the Mill to see how all of the simple machines in action.

     

    • Free; donations welcome
  • Moth - The Silent Majority

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Discover the mysterious creatures of the night that fly under the cover of darkness with Blaine Rothauser, a lifetime naturalist and biologist who is President of BR Environmental Services. A talk and slide show is followed by moth “catching”, utilizing a special screen in WVWA’s courtyard. 

    • Four Mills Nature Reserve
    • WVWA Members: $5; Non-Members $10
    • Limited to 20 guests
    • Register online
  • Butterfly Walk

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Join Blaine Rothauser to discover the many varieties of butterflies that might be found in the meadows of Willow Lake Farm. A brief talk about meadow ecology will be followed  by a natural history tour and adventure. Bring camera, binoculars and a note pad as we guarantee to introduce you to the other-worldly pleasures of the meadow. 

     

    • Willow Lake Farm
    • WVWA Members: $5; Non-Members $10
    • Limited to 20 guests
    • Register online
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
    Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae

    • Free; donations welcome
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Festival

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Old Fashioned Mill Festival
    Begin the afternoon with a Mill tour and learn from period dressed guides how corn gets ground into cornmeal. Once outside, Visit the Lenape brave, Cheesgookoos, to learn about Lenape food ways and cordage, be mesmerized by a demonstration bee hive, see a blacksmith at work and learn the art of lucet braiding, old fashioned braiding. Enjoy the lively sounds of the Now and Then Duet.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00

    Pumpkin Decorating
    Let the costumed guides take you through the Mill, then enjoy the season by paining a pumpkin.

    • Tour free of charge; fee for the pumpkins
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    The Ghost of Henry Mumbower
    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower revisits his Mill to see how it is operating today.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Open House & Trail Walk
    Tour the Mill, then take a guided walk along the former race 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!

    • Free; donations welcome