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Events Archive

  • Butterfly Walk

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

    Join Blaine Rothauser to discover the many varieties of butterflies that might be found in the meadows of Willow Lake Farm. A brief talk about meadow ecology will be followed  by a natural history tour and adventure. 

  • Moths - The Silent Majority

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Back by popular demand! Discover the mysterious creatures of the night that fly under the cover of darkness with Blaine Rothauser, a lifetime naturalist and biologist who is President of BR Environmental Services.  Join us at the WVWA headquarters for a talk and slide show about moths followed by moth “catching" at the Crossways Preserve.


  • Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space

    Online registration is closed. Bibs available until sold-out at packet pick-up - view details.

    Come for the race and stay for the Party-Under-the-Starts.  Register to run the race or volunteer and enjoy dinner, music and a Tex Mex Margarita.  Registration opens April 1!

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Antique Fire Truck Show

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Bring Dad (and Mom too!) to see a variety of antique fire trucks for Father’s Day. Take a tour of the mill to see the only water-powered gristmill in Montgomery County. You can also take a ride around the neighborhood on a fire truck.

  • Pine Barrens Discovery Tour


    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Join us for a unique exploration of the Pine Barren’s diverse ecosystems. Guided by Pinelands Adventures Naturalist, John Volpa, we’ll hike and paddle along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its many secrets. 

  • The Bird Feeding Garden

    7:00 p.m.

    How to provide wild foods for wild birds 12 months a year!
    There are two ways to feed birds – buying birdseed and filling feeders every few days…or by planting the plants they will eat for years or even generations to come.  Learn what plants our native birds look to for food, shelter and nesting.

  • A Bird in the Hand: Banding at the WVWA MAPS Station

    8:30 a.m.

    Visit WVWA’s banding site 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.

  • Trail Stewards Hikes - Green Ribbon Trail & GA Wetlands

    6:30 p.m.

    Come see the ins and outs of our trails through the eyes of the Trail Stewards.  New starting this spring, our dedicated group of volunteers will led three sessions to explore our trails.

    Led by Michael Kleiman, this hike downstream will explore the Green Ribbon Trail around Germantown Academy, our newest stepping stone creek crossing, and Germantown Academy's newly restored wetlands.


  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Welsh Heritage Celebration

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Our friends from the Welsh Valley Preservation Society for Towamencin Township will join WVWA to celebrate life in the 18th century from the eyes of those who were pioneers in our region.  Enjoy their displays and traditions from early Welsh and Germanic Pennsylvania.

  • Nature Stroll at Four Mills Reserve

    1:30 p.m.

    May is the perfect time for spotting spring’s ephemeral wildflowers, for catching sight of birds beginning to nest, and for exploring the banks of the Wissahickon Creek in search of reptiles and amphibians. Come stroll through Four Mill’s floodplain forest, and see what you can find!