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Events Archive

  • Walk on the Wild Side!

    All walks start at 8:00 a.m.

    The Walk on the Wild Side offers a chance to experience the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek from North Wales and eventually connecting with Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive. Participants can choose the length and pace of their walk (5, 8 or 14 miles). This year, due to restricted road access in Philadelphia for the Papal Visit, the challenge hike will go to 14 miles - it will end at the beautiful Bloomfield Meadow of Morris Arboretum just at the Philadelphia border. All of the walks are guided and participants are bussed back to the starting point.

  • Fall Mill Festival

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Celebrate traditions from times past at the Fall Mill Festival.  Take a tour of Montgomery County's only water-powered gristmill and experience many hands-on, family-friendly demontrations including tin smithing, corn husk dolls, Lenni-Lenape story teller, antique cars and more.

  • A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play


    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Come to the Penllyn Woods Community building for a film showing the history of the Wissahickon Creek, the development of the Wissahickon Valley, and how it has affected our waterways! See how citizens and municipalities from all over the watershed are getting involved to solve these global problems, and join us afterwards for Q&A. Film created by GreenTreks.

  • Migrating Raptors at Militia Hill Hawk Watch

    1:30 p.m.

  • Morning Bird Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    8:00 a.m.

  • Wissahickon Excursion: Birding the Delaware Bayshore

    Program Canceled

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA on a birding trip to the Delaware Bayshore, at a time when migration along the Atlantic Flyway is not to be missed! A place of astonishing biodiversity, the Delaware Bayshore provides opportunities to experience several habitats in a single day, from vast tidal wetlands and beaches to successional fields and upland forest.

  • Deer Exclosure Tour

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA on a guided tour of deer exclosure sites.  The tour will focus on WVWA’s newest projects to understand one of the biggest threats to our biodiversity - deer herbivory. See two different examples, Crossways Preserve and Camp Woods, and learn how the projects were developed and how they are contributing to our mission of protecting and enhancing the Wissahickon Watershed. 

  • Family Walk at Crossways Preserve

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Join Margaret Rohde, WVWA Naturalist, for a walk at Crossways Preserve, when meadow and wetland flowers are in peak bloom! We’ll talk about ecological succession and meadow and wetland ecology, and keep an eye out for birds and butterflies as we stroll through one of WVWA’s most beautiful and diverse preserves.

  • Family Creek Exploration

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Bird Banding Demonstation is SOLD OUT.
    Contact WVWA to be added to the waitlist - 215-646-8866 or info@wvwa.org.

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand!