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Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Weekly Nest Box Checks

    Every Tuesday from May 15 to August 21
    6:30 p.m.

    Join us every week for a walk at Armentrout Preserve. We will check several nestboxes to see what birds may be raising a family in them. We will likely see the nests, eggs and fledglings of several species including House Wren, Tree Swallow and Eastern Bluebird. You may also get to see a bird banding demonstration!

  • 5-Mile Moonlight Hike

    8:00-10:00 p.m.
    Join us for a 5-mile, evening hike along the Green Ribbon Trail and through a portion of Gwynedd Preserve. Our hike will begin during the last hour of daylight, and end under the light of the Full Thunder Moon. Hike begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours. Headlamp or flashlight required for each participant.

  • Photo Walk

    6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    Grab your camera gear, or even just your camera phone, and join us for an early morning photo walk at Crossways Preserve. This is a beautiful time of year to take photos that will be perfect for submission to the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest! Photos must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Click here to learn more. 

  • Nature Journal Club

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    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. 

  • Family Night Walk

    7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
    A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the meadow and the woods at Armentrout Preserve to listen for owls, look at the stars, and enjoy the music of the night. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision, learn how to tell the temperature by cricket chirps, attract moths, and go one a glowing eye hunt!

  • Bird Banding Demo

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Visit WVWA's banding site and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! Event is subject to weather.

  • National S'mores Day Celebration

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Relive the nostalgia of childhood summers and enjoy the goodness of s'mores fresh off the campfire on a warm summer night! Join us for some treats, a live animal show, and music around the campfire. The program is great for families with young children.

  • Butterfly ID Workshop

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies during this introductory workshop and nature walk! Join WVWA Naturalist Kristy Morley to learn the basics of butterfly life cycles, identification and how to support them on your own property. Following the indoor sessions, we will take a walk around the Temple Ambler Arboretum gardens and meadows to search for these colorful and fascinating pollinators. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Dog Days of Summer: Ice Cream Social

    Take a break from the heat and join us for a cool treat and tour the only fully operational gristmill in Montgomery County! Guides will take you for a fascinating tour to see the mill in operation and give you a history of milling on the Wissahickon Creek. This event is free. 

  • Walk the Wissahickon

    Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.
    Take a guided walk on the 21-mile Green Ribbon Trail and support WVWA's mission of engaging diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley. 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. 

  • All About Owls

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fall 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 at the suburban home of the Temple Owls! Join WVWA Naturalist Kristy Morley for an evening learning all about the habits and adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!

  • 5-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Race

    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 Preserve and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.