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Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Seasonal Family Exploration

    1:00 p.m.
    Join us as we explore Four Mills Reserve throughout the seasons. We will meet for a walk and use all our senses to investigate nature in our backyard.

  • Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition

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

    Members and friends are invited to join WVWA board of directors and staff for light refreshments as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our community. 

  • What Duck is That? Waterfowl ID Workshop

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Winter is a great time for viewing ducks and other waterfowl in our area. Join WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley for an extended waterfowl ID workshop. This program will feature both classroom and outdoor activities, including: a presentation on how to tell one duck from another, a duck ID quiz and a duck spotting walk.
     

  • Winter Bird Seed Sale

    Order by: Friday, February 2
    Pick-up: Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10

    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. 

  • What eBird Can do for You, and What You Can Do for eBird

    7:00 p.m. 
    This program is for all birders, including those new to eBird. It is an exploration of how eBird is used by birders and researchers alike. If you have ever wondered "what's all the fuss about eBird?" this program will address those questions and more. We will also go over how to enter data for the Great Backyard Bird Count, and how that project has been highly successful here in Pennsylvania!

  • Owl Prowl

    4:00 p.m.
    Join WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley for an early evening walk highlighting the habits and adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors. We’ll wander from forest to field and look for signs of great horned and screech owls. Dress for the weather as we may be standing quietly in one place for a prolonged period. 

  • Nature Journal Club

    7:00 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. 

  • Maple Sugaring Festival

    12:00 p.m. - 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. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

  • DIY Herbal Cocktail Bitters

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy will teach a simple method to make your own cocktail bitters from common backyard and garden plants. This hands-on workshop will explore the history and medicinal uses of bitter herbs and how they made their way into the bar. Everyone will go home with bitters we make together. After the workshop, everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a cocktail with some herbal bitters!

  • Lecture: Mills of the Wissahickon

    7:00 p.m.
    David Contosta will give an illustrated talk about the mills of the Wissahickon Valley, including their role in the American industrial revolution and their importance to the early economy of the Philadelphia region. He will also touch on the ecological damage done by the mills and the reasons for their demise and final demolition by the Fairmount Park Commission.