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Events Archive

  • Walk the Wissahickon

    Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.
    Take a guided walk on the 21-mile Green Ribbon Trail and support WVWA's mission of protecting land, water and life in the Watershed. Start in North Wales and follow the Trail along Wissahickon Creek for the either 5, 8,13 or all 21 miles. All of the walks are guided and you are bussed back to the starting point.

  • 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.

  • POP UP EVENT: Monarch Tagging & Release

    2:00 p.m.
    Join us at Crossways Preserve for the first ever WVWA Monarch Tagging Event! Staff will be discussing monarch life-cycle and migration, tagging monarchs collected from our preserve, and you might even have a chance to release a tagged monarch. You can also Adopt-A-Monarch to contribute to WVWA’s Butterfly Conservation Program.

  • Bird Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    8:00 a.m.
    Take a walk with WVWA Naturalist, Kristy Morley, and explore Willow Lake Farm for lingering breeding birds and early fall migrants. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Nature Journal Club

    6:30 p.m.
    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. This session will focus on creating 5-minute landscapes and will include a video lesson and practice time. Pizza and beverages will be served. 

  • Butterfly Walk at Crossways Preserve

    9:30 a.m.
    Late season summer flowers bring butterflies! Join us as we explore Crossways Preserve for a variety of butterfly species. WVWA Naturalists will net butterflies for us to get a closer look, and will teach us about butterfly habitats, life cycles, and the difference between butterflies and moths.

  • Nature Journal Club

    1:00 p.m.
    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. Activities will include nature exploration, sketching demonstrations and time to create your own work. We will be investigation a variety of species and habitats.

  • Family Creek Exploration

    12:30 p.m.
    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Family Night Walk

    7:30 p.m.
    A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the meadow and the woods at Armentrout Preserve to listen for owls, look at the stars, and enjoy the music of the night. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision, learn how to tell the temperature by cricket chirps, attract moths, and go on a glowing eye hunt!

  • Beginning Birding for Kids

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

    Join WVWA and the Whitemarsh Foundation at Dixon Meadows Preserve for a kid-focused beginning birding program. Kids (and their grownup!) will learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify birds and all about habitats and migration through fun games and other activities.  This session will include a walk in Dixon Meadows Preserve to practice bird identification.