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Calendar of Events


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  • A Bird in the Hand: Banding at the WVWA MAPS Station

    8:30 a.m. - Postponed due to weather from June 23 to July 7
    MEMBERS ONLY
    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.

     

  • Beginning Birding for Kids

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Join WVWA and the Whitemarsh Foundation at Dixon Meadows Preserve for a kid-focused beginning birding program.  In a series of three sessions, kids (and their grownup!) will learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify birds and all about habitats and migration through fun games and other activities.  Each session will include a walk in Dixon Meadows Preserve to practice bird identification. Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings - July 12, 19 and 26.

  • Family Creek Exploration

    6:00 PM

    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Nature Journal Club

    10:00 AM

    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.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
    Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy delicious ice cream treats on the lawn of the Mill. Then take a tour of the Mill and feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below.

     
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    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.

  • Evans Mumbower Mill

    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. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    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!