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Events Archive

  • From Soup to Owls

    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Gather at WVWA Headquarters for a light supper of soup and banter of owls and birds. Warmed over, we’ll then go to the Willow Lake Preserve in search of owls under the light of the full moon. With early spring, Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl and even the Barred Owl can be heard or less seldom seen in local nature sanctuaries. Led by WVWA Executive Director Dennis Miranda, learn the voice calls and responses of neighborhood owls and their life history. Join us, it will be a hoot!

  • Maple Sugar Festival

    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Due to road conditions, the Maple Sugar Festival will close after the 2pm tours. Roads around Ambler are getting slick. Be safe out there.

    Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! WVWA offers a very special winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugar process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk at WVWA’s historic headquarters for hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

  • Winter Hike on the Green Ribbon Trail

    WALK CANCELED due to icy trail conditions

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

    Join a WVWA Trail Steward as they lead you on a vigorous hike of the Upper Green Ribbon Trail starting a Parkside Place in Upper Gwynedd Township to the Evans Mumbower Mill on Swedesford Road.  The hike will take you through uneven terrain but easy for the novice hiker or outdoors person. Approximately 5 miles.  Fun for the whole family.

  • Frostbite Five Miler

    9:00 a.m. start 

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 16th annual Frostbite Five Miler, which starts and ends at the Wissahickon High School.  The field is limited to 1500 runners. Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, long sleeve t-shirts if registered by January 19.  The race benefits WVWA.  Show your support by running or volunteering.

  • WVWA Night at the Woodmere Art Museum

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    The Woodmere Art Museum invites all WVWA members and volunteers to come mingle on the night of Thursday, February 19, 2015. Members of WVWA along with other local organizations - Briar Bush Nature Center, Schuylkill Center and Weavers Way Co-Op - can come in and warm up, view the current exhibitions, and enjoy some refreshments.

    The Woodmere Art Museum is offering 10% off to shoppers in the Museum Store from 4:30-5:00pm, a guided tour of the current exhibitions at 5:15pm, and a casual wine and cheese reception from 5:00-6:30pm.

  • Winter Bird Seed Sale

    Seed MUST be pre-ordered
    Order Deadline: Tuesday, February 17
    Order Pickup: Friday, February 20- 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    or Saturday, February 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Order quality birdseed that is appropriate for the birds in the Wissahickon Watershed. Your order helps WVWA protect wildlife and habitat.

  • Bird Watching at Crossways Preserve

    9:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

    The healthiest wildlife habitat of the WVWA Preserves is also home to wintering birds from Canada and northern USA. Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, as you explore the woods, wetlands and fields of the Crossways Preserve.

  • Lecture - What's the Buzz

    7:00 p.m.

    Scott Bartow, local beekeeper, will lead this lecture on “What the Buzz” about honeybees.  Bees play a crucial role in our ecosystem.  Did you know honeybees are responsible for cross-pollinating at least 80 percent of plants? Learn about gardening techniques to support the bee population.

  • Four Mills Reserve Hike

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    The middle of winter is an ideal time for a hike!  Join WVWA as you hike the woods of the Four Mills Reserve in search of wildlife and other signs of nature. Enjoy the gurgling Wissahickon Creek and end up at the barn for hot chocolate!

  • Volunteer Recognition Party & Annual Member Meeting

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by awards and program

    WVWA will host its first annual Volunteer Recognition Party on Thursday, January 22, to honor the dedication, work and spirit of our volunteers.  The Volunteer Recognition Party will be held in conjunction with WVWA’s Annual Member Meeting.