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Events Archive

  • 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! 

  • Nature Collection Walk

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

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, for a nature collection walk at Four Mills Reserve. Bring a clear plastic bag to collect all the interesting things you find along the trail, from acorns and feathers, to flowers, rocks and bark! We'll bring our findings back to WVWA headquarters to admire our collections together and ID what we can while enjoying some lemonade and treats.

  • Berm is the Word - Stormwater and Stream Restoration Tour

    6:00 p.m.

    Join the WVWA on a walk and talk to a beautiful section of the Wissahickon Creek that was restored in 2012. We will talk about the state of the site prior to restoration and then visit the improvements made, including a berm for holding stormwater runoff from a nearby residential area. July is the perfect time to visit this site and see the native plants along the creek in full bloom.


  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Ice Cream Social

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

    Take a break from the heat and join us for a cool treat and a tour of the water-powered gristmill.  

  • Guided Hike at Four Mills Reserve

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

    The Four Mills Reserve lies within the Wissahickon Creek’s beautiful floodplain, and consists of wooded and riparian areas, rich with red maple and sycamore, and home to many species. We’ll see what we can discover along the way, from waterfowl to amphibians, and learn about the different wildlife interactions taking place around us.

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

    ​7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Purchase a professional, locally made, rain barrel from Camels Hump Rain Barrels.  Learn how to hook up and care for your rain barrel, retaining runoff and reusing the water in your garden!