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Events Archive

  • Family Hike & Photo Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Bring your camera along for a hike at Willow Lake Farm, where 24 species of butterflies have been identified. Take photos of all the beautiful plants, insects, wildlife and natural wonders this preserve has to offer!  

  • Designed by Nature Garden Tour

    10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


    DAY OF REGISTRATION is available.  All registration on Saturday MUST check-in at Smith-Oscilowski Garden, 416 Gwynedd Valley Drive, Lower Gwynedd, 19002 to make payment of $10.00 per person, cash or check only.

    The Designed by Nature Garden Tour will feature six Ambler area gardens that showcase native plants and naturalistic design to attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

  • Family Hike along Green Ribbon Trail

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

    Keeping a Naturalist’s Journal
    Bring a notebook and pencil and learn how to document what you see! We’ll sketch the plants, insects, wildlife, and anything we find interesting along the trail, and take note of what natural events are taking place this time of year. 

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

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

    Come to the Four Mills Barn 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.

  • National Trails Day Hike with Get Out and Go Montco

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

    Celebrate National Trails Day with WVWA and Montgomery County Planning Commission at Crossways Preserve, WVWA's most ecologically diverse tract of preserved land. Crossways offers a mixture of extreme natural features and an array of habitats, from restored meadows of native grasses and wildflowers, to historic woodlands and early-successional habitat, frequented by gorgeous butterflies and singing birds. 

  • Family Hike at Crossways Preserve

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

    The 57 acres of the Crossways Preserve is a landscape of extreme natural features. Meadows with native grasses and wildflowers, stands of towering hardwood trees, wetlands with cattails, and small rivulets that emerge from the ground with cold, clear water. All of this diversity accounts for why the Crossways Preserve has the highest number of native plant species of all of the WVWA Preserves, and why it is such an important natural area to preserve. Come learn about the species that live in such a diversity of habitats, and see why Crossways is such a special place!

  • Tree ID Walk with Ken LeRoy

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

    Back by popular demand!  Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Briar Hill and Prophecy Creek now that the trees have leafed out.  Here we’ll visit a state champion Sycamore, wander through old fields now successioned into woods and explore the banks of gentle Prophecy Creek.

  • Birds of the Wissahickon: Breeding Bird Survey

    7:00 a.m.

    As part of our Bird Conservation Initiative, WVWA invites the public to take part in a breeding bird survey on May 30th.  Participants will spend the morning learning about the behavioral characteristics of breeding birds, survey methods, and the importance of avian conservation, all while experiencing the beauty and diversity of the birds of the Wissahickon!

  • Family Hike at Camp Woods

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

    Come learn about woodland and early successional habitat dynamics as we take a walk through Camp Woods Preserve’s old growth trees and successional fields. We’ll stop by WVWA’s deer exclosure to learn about the dramatic affects deer can have on forest regeneration. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Sheep Shearing

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

    Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates his unique skill. The demonstration will begin at 1:30 pm. On display also will be some small farm animals. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren.