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Events Archive

  • 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!

  • Japanese Forest Bathing

    PROGRAM FULL

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     

    A walk in the woods… The Japanese call it shinrinyoku, or ‘forest bathing’.
    Join us for a contemplative walk in the woods with Sarah Gabriel. We won’t be walking very far so even those with limited mobility are invited. We’ll start and end with a few minutes of talking including some suggestions of how to spend our time in the woods but mostly you will just have quiet time to connect with natural rhythms, rejuvenate your body, and nourish your soul.

  • Bird Walk at Crossways Preserve

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Take a walk at Crossways Preserve with WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through on fall migration. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Green Ribbon Trail Race

    Online registration is closed. Day-of registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
    $35 fee - cash, checks and credits cards accepted

    9:00 a.m. start

    Challenge yourself on the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail. This 5-mile race is ideal for both experienced and new trail runners. Runners will start at Parkside Place Park and follow the Green Ribbon Trail downstream, circle through the Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.

  • Pie, Cider & Owls at Four Mills Reserve

    Program is Sold Out

    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    October is one of the best times of the year to see and hear owls - and what could be a better way to take advantage of Autumn’s beautiful, quiet nights than to go in search of those nocturnal wonders.  Join us for an evening of pie and cider at WVWA headquarters, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!

  • Bird Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Take a walk at Willow Lake Farm with WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through on fall migration. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill

    The Ghost of Henry Mumbower & Pumpkin Painting

    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6pm.

     
  • Serve the Preserve at Crossways

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (or when work is finished)

    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts at Crossways Preserve. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging. Bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.