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Events Archive

  • Tree ID Walk

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Online registration is closed, walk-ins welcome.

    Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.  Located in Whitpain Township, the Armentrout Preserve loop trail connects with the Camp Woods trail.  We’ll visit the quiet woods of Beech, Tulip-poplar, and Hickory that are bordered by open fields.  We will observe the interesting dynamic of old field succession in various stages which are assisted by the wind and birds.

  • Nature Journal Club

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    This program is cancelled.
    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. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fall Mill Festival
    Celebrate traditions from times past at the Fall Mill Festival.  Take a tour of Montgomery County's only water-powered gristmill and experience many hands-on, family-friendly demonstrations including tin smithing, corn husk dolls, Lenni-Lenape story teller, and more.

  • 8-Mile Crossways Connection Hike

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Program is cancelled

    Meet and park at the Four Mills Barn. From there we will hike on the Green Ribbon Trail to Penllyn Woods, connect with the County Trail which will take us to Crossways Preserve (the halfway point) and then return on the same path to the Barn. This hike will show the connection between the Green Ribbon Trail, the County Trail and WVWA's Crossways Preserve. 

  • Hawk ID Workshop

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Have you ever wanted to sharpen your raptor identification skills?  Come join us for a classroom presentation followed by a trip to a local Hawk-Watch site. This class is tailored for hawk watching beginners and intermediate levels, but we welcome advanced birders to join and share their knowledge.

  • Photo Walk

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Grab your camera gear, or even just your camera phone, and join us for a photo walk along the first mile or so of the Green Ribbon Trail. 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. 

  • Volunteer Celebration

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Join WVWA staff and your fellow volunteers for an evening of celebration. Throughout the year we work hard to further the mission and work of the organization, but at this program we will take a break, enjoy refreshments, have a cold beer or a glass of wine, and enjoy each others company. We will also have a short program on what's happening at WVWA and an update on the volunteer program. 

  • Cheston Family Preserve Celebration

    6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    *Due to rain, the event will be held indoors at the Manor House at Prophecy Creek, the address and time will be the same. The hike at 6:45pm will be weather dependent.*

    Join us for a celebration of the new Cheston Family Preserve at Briar Hill. This 8-acre property was acquired through a partnership with Montgomery County, Whitpain Township, and generous individual donors. 

  • Birds & Brews (Bird Walk)

    6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    This program is full

    Join us for our 4th Annual Common Nighthawk Migration. The Militia Hill Hawk Watch at Fort Washington State Park spends a few evenings in August each year watching for migrating Common Nighthawks. The last three years, we've managed so see some pretty big flocks pass overhead, so, let’s do it again! After viewing the migrating nighthawks, we will gather at Broad Axe Tavern for food and brews. 

  • Weekly Nest Box Checks

    Every Tuesday from May 15 to August 21
    6:30 p.m.

    Program is cancelled because fledglings have left the nest.
    Join us every week for a walk at Armentrout Preserve. We will check several nestboxes to see what birds may be raising a family in them. We will likely see the nests, eggs and fledglings of several species including House Wren, Tree Swallow and Eastern Bluebird. You may also get to see a bird banding demonstration!