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BIRD WALK – September 3, 8:00 am NO FEE No pre-registration
Join a great group of enthusiastic birders. All are welcome.

.NATURALIST FORAY: Bountiful Bugs – September 4, 2:00 pm NO FEE No pre-registration – let’s go on an insect safari. We’ll grab our bug boxes and head out on the trails.

TEACHER NATURALIST TRAINING – September 6, 7, 8, rain date Sept. 9 & Sept. 13, 14, 15, 16 rain date Sept. 17 –  1:00-3:00 pm   NO FEE                                                   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED                                                                                    Do you enjoy being outdoors? Working with children? This is a great opportunity for you! Participate in the 6 sessions and subsequent observation of programs and it may lead to a part-time position as one of our outstanding educators.

BABES IN THE WOODS – September 7, 14, 21, 28 Foul weather date Oct. 5                    10-11:00 am   Ages 9 month to 2 years    FEE $ 40 (members $30)                             Class size – 5 Babes and their caregiver – awaken the senses of your babe with a great outdoor experience. These nature awareness classes focus on age appropriate walks.

KIT CREW  September 7, 14, 21, 28 Foul weather date Oct. 5         10-11:30 am               Ages 2 & 3 years  – under 2 no fee       FEE $ 55 (members $45)                                          Class size – 5 Kits and their caregiver –  We will venture outside for a short walk, snack and story. The focus of the day will be on the theme of the story. Discoveries await your Kit. We will return to make an age appropriate craft to take home.

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GOSLING GANG –  September 7, 14, 21, 28 Foul weather date Oct. 5         10-11:30 am               Ages 4-6 years with caregiver – under 2 no fee       FEE $ 55 (members $45)           A story, snack and walk on the wild side! We will investigate the world of insects, trees, leaves, animals and other discoveries. Great outdoor adventures.

NATURALIST FORAY Stream Search  September 11 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE                         Travel to the stream with us and we shall search in the water for critters that live there. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, no open toe sandals or flip flops please.

HARVEST MOON WALK – September 16 – 6:30 pm    Pre-Registration Required                                                      NO FEE – donations appreciated                                                       One of the brightest most spectacular moons of the year. A great way to spend an early fall evening. Cloudy weather cancels the walk. If questionable call

BIRD WALK – September 17, 8:00 am NO FEE No pre-registration
Join a great group of enthusiastic birders. All are welcome.

PEACE VALLEY YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB September 17, 10-noon                                    Join a group of bird enthusiasts to learn about the fun of birding. Increase your skills or begin a new one. Ages Jr. High – high school

NATURALIST FORAY   What’s That?  –  September 18 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE                      New discoveries await! Each season brings a bounty of spectacular thing to find. Join us as we search the various habitats for what is out there.

FALL HARVEST SAMPLER – Featuring Seasonal Craft Beers, tasty harvest foods and desserts  expertly paired & served by B&B Beverages and Memorable Affairs Catering                     September 23, 7:00-10:00pm        $75                                             At beautiful Elephant Walk Farm, 1166 Elephant Road, Perkasie, PA 18944                   Music, silent auction, door prizes, raffles. Commemorative pint glass and fun! Wine and soft drinks available.

NATURALIST FORAY Herps – Reptiles and Amphibians –  September 27 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE       Hopefully a sunny day that we will be able to see various species of these incredible animals. Search and ID will be the focus of the day.

OCTOBER

BIRD WALK – October 1 –  8:00 am NO FEE No pre-registration – donations appreciated
Join a great group of enthusiastic birders. All are welcome.

NATURALIST FORAY What Creeps You Out? –  October 2 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE       What critters or things in nature make you feel creeped out? Let’s go search for them and learn about their place in the ecosystem.

NATURALIST FORAY Clues & Critters –  October 9 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE      Join us as we travel to different habitats seeking the clues and answers to what is there, was there or may be there.

CAPTURE THAT CRITTER! A PHOTO NATURE HIKE – October 15 – 2:00 pm                    $6 (members $3)       Pre-registration required (limited number of participants)                    Join Barbara J. Burdack on an informative and fun photography hike around the trails. Bring your camera to learn some tips and techniques to sharpen your skills

PEACE VALLEY YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB October 15, 10-noon                                    Join a group of bird enthusiasts to learn about the fun of birding. Increase your skills or begin a new one. Ages Jr. High – high school

MOONLIGHT WALK October 15 – 6:30 pm      NO FEE          Donation appreciated    Pre-registration required             Hunter’s Moon, This marked the time the Native Americans hunted to store food for the lean winter months

NATURALIST FORAY    Birds of Autumn  –  October 16 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE             Bring your binoculars (or borrow ours) to discover what birds are still around.

SPIDER’S TEA PARTY -October 22 – 1:30 pm       NO FEE                                                  Bring along your favorite stuffed pal and join us for tea (juice) and crumpets (snack food). Listen to some creepy stories and tales. We will then go out and search for some real spiders and their insect relatives

NATURALIST FORAY   Leaf Peeping and Trees  October 23 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE             Check out the seasonal changes of the leaves, identify some of the trees along the way using clues.

GAGGLES OF GHOSTS & GHOULS – Friday October 28 – 6:30-8:30 pm                          FEE: $6 (members $3)  Led by our somewhat Ghoulish teacher naturalist, you will embark on an eerie walk through the trails of Peace Valley Nature Center. Along the way you may encounter so “creatures” that will expose the myths about the creepy and frightening nature of cats, rats, bats, snakes, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.        Walks are ongoing throughout the evening     No pre-registration                          not recomened for children under 7 years of age

NATURALIST FORAY Seed Packages – October 30 – 2:00 pm NO FEE                            What happened to those beautiful flowers of summer and early fall? Let’s go check out the bounty of seeds they produced. Who eats them, what happens to them in the winter?

TOO GOOD TO TOSS SALE – October 30- November 6 – 10 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday     Just too good to throw away! Great Bargains!

NOVEMBER

BIKE HIKE – A new activity!  November 5 – 2:00 pm NO FEE                                                Meet us at the boat rental parking lot – We will ride around Lake Galena, stopping at locations to learn about the lake, history of the area, plants and animals. A leisurely ride for all.                      Distance around the Lake 6.1 miles, paved path with inclines. 

NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY – November 17 – 2:00 pm – NO FEE                                    Hike with us on some of the less traveled trails in the nature center. There shall be some uneven ground, possible mud and stream crossings.