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Events Archive

  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    1:00 p.m.

    Learn how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! The GBBC creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations that scientists use for conservation. This event is great for people new to birding or those interested in citizen science and learning how to identify common backyard birds.

  • Winter Hike at Four Mills Reserve

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    There’s nothing quite like the peaceful stillness of the winter woods, so put on your hiking boots and join us for a walk along the Green Ribbon Trail at Four Mills Reserve. We’ll go in search of wintering wildlife through the woods and fields of this 52.75-acre reserve, then head back to the barn at WVWA headquarters to warm up over some hot chocolate!

  • Mason Bees

    7:00 p.m. - Program Full

    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. 

  • 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 60th anniversary year. Join us for good cheer and light refreshments as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our community. 

  • Edible Ornaments for Birds

    Program is Full

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    WVWA Headquarters at Four Mills Barn

    During the winter, birds face a challenge: finding enough food to survive the cold, snowy weather at a time when food is more scarce. You can help by putting out homemade, birdseed ornaments, which also decorate your backyard trees! Since you’ll be taking your ornaments home, be sure to bring a container with you. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Please note ornaments may be made with products containing nuts.

     
  • Bird Seed Sale

    Order by: Sunday, November 27
    Pick-up: Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3

    WVWA is now offering one bird seed sale per year with a new date in December.
    Order high quality birdseed appropriate to the birds found in the Wissahickon Watershed.  All sales support WVWA stewardship efforts.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Open House & Trail Walk

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    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!

  • Japanese Forest Bathing

    PROGRAM FULL

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     

    A walk in the woods… The Japanese call it shinrinyoku, or ‘forest bathing’.
    Join us for a contemplative walk in the woods with Sarah Gabriel. We won’t be walking very far so even those with limited mobility are invited. We’ll start and end with a few minutes of talking including some suggestions of how to spend our time in the woods but mostly you will just have quiet time to connect with natural rhythms, rejuvenate your body, and nourish your soul.

  • Bird Walk at Crossways Preserve

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Take a walk at Crossways Preserve with WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through on fall migration. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Green Ribbon Trail Race

    Online registration is closed. Day-of registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
    $35 fee - cash, checks and credits cards accepted

    9:00 a.m. start

    Challenge yourself on the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail. This 5-mile race is ideal for both experienced and new trail runners. Runners will start at Parkside Place Park and follow the Green Ribbon Trail downstream, circle through the Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.