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Calendar of Events

Upcoming by Date

  • Creating a Butterfly Garden

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Ann Laughlin of Eco-Chic Gardens will cover the basics of creating a pollinator-friendly garden and yard using native plants that will attract and benefit butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, bees and more! We will discuss the needs of pollinators based on their lifecycles as well as plant selection and design. 

  • Woodcock Dance

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    This program is sold out
    Each year the dance or nuptial flight 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. 

  • Nature Photography 101

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Not sure what that aperture priority setting is for? Curious about how to compose a photo? Join us for a workshop on how to set up a good shot and use all your camera's tricks to your advantage. Bring your camera and instruction manual (if you have it). Cameras of all kinds (point and shoot, DSLR, and smartphones) are welcome.

  • Film Screening: Hometown Habitat - The Meadow Project

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth. WVWA and Upper Dublin Township present this 90-minute film showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits. 

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.
    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this spring at Camp Woods Preserve. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • 8-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Hike

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Join us for a guided 8-mile hike headed downstream (then back upstream!) on the Green Ribbon Trail. The hike will begin and end at WVWA Headquarters at Four Mills Reserve.

  • 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.

  • Nature Journal Club

    9:30 - 11:30 a.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. 

  • 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.

  • Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Season Opener
    Start the 2018 season 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.

  • Learning Bird Song Workshop

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Take your birding skills to the next level by learning to identify birds by their songs. This workshop will focus on learning the songs of several common breeders with a does of migrating warblers for good measure.

  • Trail Steward Hike - Ambler Connection

    4:00 p.m. 

    Join Trail Steward Harm Scherpbier on a 2-mile exploration of the Green Ribbon Trail from Ambler Borough. This hike will show you 3 ways to connect from Ambler into the Green Ribbon trail. We’ll begin and end at Forest and Main, staying for a drink after the hike!

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 48th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. This program is great for families, scout, school groups and anyone who loves the environment and clean water.


  • 5-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Hike

    2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Join us for a guided 5-mile hike along the Green Ribbon Trail and through a portion of Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. We will begin and end at the Green Ribbon Trailhead in Parkside Place in North Wales. 

  • Craft Beer by the Creek

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Craft Beer by the Creek is back by popular demand! For this Sunday Funday we’ll have a food truck, local craft beer (and cider!) and live music.