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Events Archive

  • 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.

  • Seasonal Family Exploration

    This program is cancelled 
    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.

  • Nature Journal Club

    Online registration is closed 
    9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Join us for the latest Nature Journal Club outing. We will have access to the Arboretum at the Temple Ambler Campus for this event. We will be focusing on leaves and flowers (hopefully some will be out!), and anything else that catches our attention.

  • Lecture: Mills of the Wissahickon

    Online registration is closed
    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.

  • 8-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Hike

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Online registration is closed

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

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.
    This service project is full. 

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.