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Events Archive

  • Farmland - Pennypack Film Series

    6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

  • Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

    9:00 a.m.

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 18th annual Frostbite Five Miler. Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, sweatshirts if registered by January 13.  The race benefits WVWA. Register to run or volunteer - www.aarclub.com/Frostbite

  • Attracting Bluebirds

    PROGRAM RESCHEDULED for Thursday, February 16 due to weather

    7:00 p.m. 

    Betsy Nutt, Penn State Master Gardener and member of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania’s speaker’s bureau will give a talk on the history, biology, necessary habitat, protecting and monitoring of the bluebird. 

  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    1:00 p.m.

    Learn how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! The GBBC creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations that scientists use for conservation. This event is great for people new to birding or those interested in citizen science and learning how to identify common backyard birds.

  • Winter Hike at Four Mills Reserve

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    There’s nothing quite like the peaceful stillness of the winter woods, so put on your hiking boots and join us for a walk along the Green Ribbon Trail at Four Mills Reserve. We’ll go in search of wintering wildlife through the woods and fields of this 52.75-acre reserve, then head back to the barn at WVWA headquarters to warm up over some hot chocolate!

  • Mason Bees

    7:00 p.m. - Program Full

    Mason Bees: The hardest working bees everyone should have in their backyard!

    Join local beekeeper and WVWA board member Scott Bartow as he shares the benefits and importance of native pollinators known as Mason and Leafcutter Bees.   Learn why these beautiful insects are considered "stingless bees" and why they are better pollinators than the honey bee. 

  • Annual Meeting

    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.​

    Members and friends are invited to join WVWA board of directors and staff as we launch our 60th anniversary year. Join us for good cheer and light refreshments as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our community. 

  • Edible Ornaments for Birds

    Program is Full

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    WVWA Headquarters at Four Mills Barn

    During the winter, birds face a challenge: finding enough food to survive the cold, snowy weather at a time when food is more scarce. You can help by putting out homemade, birdseed ornaments, which also decorate your backyard trees! Since you’ll be taking your ornaments home, be sure to bring a container with you. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Please note ornaments may be made with products containing nuts.

     
  • Bird Seed Sale

    Order by: Sunday, November 27
    Pick-up: Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3

    WVWA is now offering one bird seed sale per year with a new date in December.
    Order high quality birdseed appropriate to the birds found in the Wissahickon Watershed.  All sales support WVWA stewardship efforts.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Open House & Trail Walk

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    After touring the Mill, take a walk along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. The walk will begin at 2:00 pm and last approximately an hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots!