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Calendar of Events


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  • Birds & Brews: Winter Birding at Bombay Hook

    10:00 a.m.
    Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful tidal saltmarsh habitat, where we can see lots of cool wintering waterfowl and raptors. Northern shovelers, green-winged teal, tundra swans, snow geese, bald eagles, norther harriers… oh so many things. After what is sure to be some fantastic birding, we can head to Brick Works Brewing and Eats, a brewery about 13 minutes away and basically on the way home.

  • Annual Meeting

    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Members and friends are invited to join WVWA Board of Directors and staff as we launch our 62nd year. Join us for good cheer and light refreshments at Germantown Academy as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our community.  

  • Maple Sugaring Festival

    12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! WVWA offers a very special winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugar process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk at WVWA’s historic headquarters for hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup.

  • Citizen Science Fair

    7:00 p.m.

    Come and learn about the new Citizen Science opportunities at WVWA. We will be discussing projects like nest box monitoring and raising monarch butterflies as well as many others. 

  • 2019 Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

    9:00 a.m.

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 20th annual Frostbite Five Miler. Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, and long sleeve tech shirts if registered by January 28.  The race benefits WVWA. Register to run or volunteer - www.aarclub.com/Frostbite

  • PFEC Sustainability Film Series

    6:00 p.m. Sponsor Expo, 7:30 p.m. Film 
    Pennypack Farm and Education Center presents three nights of movies followed by discussion groups led by panels of experts at the Ambler Theater. Each movie delves into a different aspect of sustainability. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the Sponsor Expo in the lobby - WVWA will be there! The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit pennypackfarm.org for more info. 

  • Our Native Bees

    7:00 p.m.
    Mason Bees: The hardest working bees everyone should have in their backyard! | Join local beekeeper and WVWA board member Scott Bartow as he shares the benefits and importance of native pollinators known as Mason and Leafcutter Bees. Learn why these beautiful insects are considered "stingless bees" and why they are better pollinators than the honey bee.

  • Bird Walk

    7:30 a.m.
    Join us on your way to the office for a 30-45 minute bird walk on our preserves. We will meet every other month (second Tuesday) at 7:30 A.M. We will explore a variety of preserves over the year and will have the opportunity to see different birds throughout the seasons.

  • Woodcock Dance

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Each year the nuptial flight or dance of the male American Woodcock heralds spring.  Witness this wonderful and short-lived spring phenomenon.  This walk will meet at the WVWA Headquarters for materials and a brief woodcock talk, then regroup at a nearby woodcock hotspot.

  • PFEC Sustainability Film Series

    6:00 p.m. Sponsor Expo, 7:30 p.m. Film 
    Pennypack Farm and Education Center presents three nights of movies followed by discussion groups led by panels of experts at the Ambler Theater. Each movie delves into a different aspect of sustainability. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the Sponsor Expo in the lobby - WVWA will be there! The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit pennypackfarm.org for film info. 

  • Vernal Pool Exploration

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    WVWA’s Vernal Pool Exploration provides a fun, outdoor learning experience for kids and adults alike. Discover the differences between a spring peeper, a chorus frog, and a wood frog. Find out how far an endangered spotted salamander will walk to find a mating pool. And, learn how much everything we have come to appreciate about the springtime depends on a few unassuming puddles of water on the forest floor.