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Events Archive

  • Photo Walk

    6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    This program is cancelled. 

    Grab your camera gear, or even just your camera phone, and join us for an early morning photo walk at Crossways Preserve. This is a beautiful time of year to take photos that will be perfect for submission to the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest! Photos must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Click here to learn more. 

  • 5-Mile Moonlight Hike

    8:00-10:00 p.m.
    This program has been canceled due to weather. 
    Join us for a 5-mile, evening hike along the Green Ribbon Trail and through a portion of Gwynedd Preserve. Our hike will begin during the last hour of daylight, and end under the light of the Full Thunder Moon. Hike begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours. Headlamp or flashlight required for each participant.

  • Family Insect Safari

    10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    This program is cancelled.

    Join us as we explore the insects of Crossways Preserve. We will search a variety of habitats to see what we can find. Learn about insect adaptions and their importance. 

  • Moth Night

    9:00-11:00 p.m.
    Come learn about the moths that inhabit the Wissahickon Watershed at Crossways Preserve. We will use a special light and screen to attract, view and identify these underappreciated creatures of the night. 

  • Bird Banding Demo

    8:00 - 10:00 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. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! Event is subject to weather.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Open House & Antique Cars

    Tour the only fully operational gristmill in Montgomery County! Guides will take you for a fascinating tour to see the mill in operation and give you a history of milling on the Wissahickon Creek. There will also be antique cars on display. This event is free. 

  • Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space

    7:00 p.m.

    Come for the race and stay for the Party-Under-the-Stars.  Register to run the race or volunteer and enjoy dinner, music and a Tex Mex Margarita. Proceeds from the race support WVWA.  

  • 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. 

  • Creek Exploration

    7:00 - 9:00 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 backyard. 

  • Bird Banding Demo

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Cancelled due to weather; this program will also be held 7/7 & 8/4

    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. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! Event is subject to weather.