Summer 2017 Events Calendar (618 KB PDF)


 

WINTER WILDLIFE DETECTIVES Thursdays February 8, 15, 22 ~ 3:00-4:30 pm~ FEE: $45 per student (members $35) ONE DAY $15 (members $10)                    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED    On the trail outdoor classes, each week will be different subject. Search for clues, use your powers of observation and your ingenuity to discover what is around. INCLEMENT WEATHER, PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD INDOORS [HERE]

WINTER NATURALIST WALKS  Wednesdays 1:30 pm ~ February 14, 21, 28 Enjoy winter each Wednesday as we travel the trails of PVNC searching for what is going on. It is amazing the discoveries we can make. Please join us. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots. Inclement weather or unfavorable trail conditions cancel the walk. Call if you are unsure as to the event taking place – 215-345-7860

WINTER WILDLIFE DETECTIVES Thursdays February 15, 22 ~ 3:00-4:30 pm~ FEE: $45 per student (members $35) ONE DAY $15 (members $10)                              PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED    On the trail outdoor classes, each week will be different subject. Search for clues, use your powers of observation and your ingenuity to discover what is around. INCLEMENT WEATHER, PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD INDOORS [HERE]

BLUEBIRD WORKSHOP Make a Nest Box February 17 ~ 1:00-2:30 pm ~ foul weather date Feb. 18 ~ PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED ~ FEE: $25 ( members $20) Limit 20 participants    Learn about the ecology of bluebirds and other cavity nesters. Build your own bluebird house and share in the success of the comeback of these beautiful birds. REGISTER [HERE]

WINTER WILDLIFE DETECTIVES Thursdays February 22 ~ 3:00-4:30 pm~ FEE: $45 per student (members $35) ONE DAY $15 (members $10)                              PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED    On the trail outdoor classes, each week will be different subject. Search for clues, use your powers of observation and your ingenuity to discover what is around. INCLEMENT WEATHER, PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD INDOORS [HERE]

MAPLE SUGAR DAY Saturday February 24 ~ 11:00 am-1:00 pm ~ NO FEE Donations graciously accepted ~ Family and friends are welcome to join us as we travel to the sugar-bush to collect the sap. Taste the sweet goodness of the maple syrup. Learn how the pioneers used this resource. Waffles, ice cream with maple syrup available for purchase

MOONLIGHT WALK Thursday March 1 @ 6:30 pm NO FEE Donations Appreciated no registration needed The Full Worm Moon marks the time the earthworms resurface after the cold winter, this invites the Robins to go to the ground for food. Come enjoy an early spring night

PYSANKA WORKSHOPS Saturdays March 10, 17, 24 FEE: $25 for 3 eggs   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
Create up to three beautiful eggs using traditional Ukrainian folk designs using the wax resist batik method. REGISTER [HERE]

FIELD TRIP TO MIDDLE CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, Lancaster County Sunday March 18 9:00 am – 4:00 pm   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
One of the best places to view migrating spring waterfowl. Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, Black Ducks, Ring-Necked Ducks and many more, truly a wonderful sight. Dress warmly! We will stop for lunch on the way home.
REGISTER [HERE]

TEACHER NATURALAIST TRAINING March 27, 28, 29 Rain Date March 30 & April 3, 4, 5 rain date 6 NO FEE  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
Join us in deepening your appreciation of nature. Through these six classes you will learn the philosophy of how we teach, techniques and some of the educational programs we present.
Pre-requisites: A love of the outdoors, enjoyment of working with children and learning. Completion of these classes and subsequent observation of programs could lead to a prat-time teacher naturalist position.
REGISTER [HERE]

BABES IN THE WOODS Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 Rain Date May 2 10:00 – 11:00 am $40 (member $30)  ages 8 months – 2 years with caregiver PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
In groups of 5 or less you Babe will experience nature awareness as well as quality time, learning, exploring and discovering new and awesome things. Each class will include a short walk and interaction with other Babes, their caregiver and a naturalist. Dress according to the weather, it is very likely to be quite muddy.
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KIT CREW Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 Rain Date May 2 10:00 – 11:30 am $65 (member $55) ages 2 – 3 years with caregiver  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
In groups of 5 or less you Kit will join us in a search for animal homes, visit the pond and stream, listen for the sounds around them and explore and make new discoveries Each class will include a walk, a snack, a story and age appropriate craft to make and take home. Dress according to the weather, it is very likely to be quite muddy.
REGISTER [HERE]

GOSLING GANG Wednesdays April 4, 11, 18, 25 Rain Date May 2 10:00 – 11:30 am $65 (member $55) ages 4-6 years with caregeiver  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
Explore, discover and have fun! Many creatures to learn about. Search for insects, animal homes, tracks, who lives in the pond and stream and so much more. A story, walk and make and take home craft will complete each class.
REGISTER [HERE]

MAKE YOUr OWN HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER Saturday April 7 ~ 1:00 pm $6.00 ea.  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
Be ready for the return of these beautiful birds. Using up-cycled materials you will create your own stunning feeder. You will have greater success attracting hummingbirds if you have an area planted with some plants that they just can’t resist. It can be a garden area or potted plants. Once they have found your feeder and it is established they will return.
REGISTER [HERE]

NATURALIST FORAY – HERPS Sunday April 8 2:00 pm NO FEE   
Rocks, ponds,logs, streams, sunny places-Where might they be? Let’s go find the best place to find these beautiful often misunderstood critters. We shall be on the lookout for salamanders, snakes, toads, frogs and turtles. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure as to taking place, please call. 215-345-7860

SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK Saturday April 14 8:00-9:30 am NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads you on a search for various species of birds. All are welcome.Experienced birders to those who would just like to know more or begin a new and exciting hobby. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

NATURALIST FORAY – SPRING FLOWERS Sunday April 15 2:00 pm NO FEE   
Early spring flowers are most delightful. These ephemerals take advantage of the early spring sunlight without hindrance from the foliage of shrubs and trees. Join us as we walk the trails to see these wonderful blooms. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure as to taking place, please call. 215-345-7860

EARTH DAY 2018 Sunday April 22 1:30 pm NO FEE – DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED
Join us for story time with the Lorax, followed by a walk with clues to find the Truffla trees. Between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm come inside the solar building to make seedling pots out of newspaper. Plant a sunflower seed to take home and replant. The birds and bees will be so pleased.
Only thunderstorms or unseasonable weather will cancel the walk.

EVENING BIRD WALK Wednesday April 25 6:00-7:00 pm NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads a walk down our trails in search of migratory birds and those that remain year round. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK Saturday April 28 8:00-9:30 am NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads you on a search for various species of birds. All are welcome.Experienced birders to those who would just like to know more or begin a new and exciting hobby. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

WORK DAY Saturday April 28 10:00-noon   
Please consider joining us to help maintain the areas around the nature center, gardens and trails. Individuals and groups are welcome, please register online or call Jen Conway, 215.345. 7860 Ext. 106 for information
REGISTER [HERE]

NATURALIST FORAY – SPRING DISCOVERIES Sunday April 29 2:00 pm NO FEE   
Spring is in the air! The emergence of tiny shoots and buds on shrubs and trees are ready to burst. Frogs, turtles and other animals have now emerged from their winter rest. Join us as we walk the trails to see what we can discover. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure as to taking place, please call. 215-345-7860

EVENING BIRD WALK Wednesday May 2 6:00-7:00 pm NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads a walk down our trails in search of migratory birds and those that remain year round. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

PLANT SALE Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6 10:00-4:30 pm   
A select number of native plants for your garden. Perennials, trees, shrubs and vines. We will also have available lovely annuals, herbs and hanging baskets.
TO VIEW PRICE LIST CLICK [HERE]

EVENING BIRD WALK Wednesday May 9 6:00-7:00 pm NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads a walk down our trails in search of migratory birds and those that remain year round. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK Saturday May 12 8:00-9:30 am NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads you on a search for various species of birds. All are welcome.Experienced birders to those who would just like to know more or begin a new and exciting hobby. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

WORK DAY Saturday May 12 10:00-noon   
Please consider joining us to help maintain the areas around the nature center, gardens and trails. Individuals and groups are welcome, please register online or call Jen Conway, 215.345. 7860 Ext. 106 for information
REGISTER [HERE]

NATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY SALE Saturday May 12 10:00 am-5:00 pm    
In celebration of migratory birds the Sunflower Shop is having a 30% off sale for all bird related items. Please consider coming by to purchase some great items, from bird feeders to supplies and food.

NATURALIST FORAY – BIRDS Sunday May 13 2:00 pm NO FEE   
Migration is on! Who has come back? What songs do you hear? Why do they sing? Visit the bird blind then we shall walk the trails looking for spring migrants and those hearty birds that remained through the winter. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure as to taking place, please call. 215-345-7860

EVENING BIRD WALK Wednesday May 16 6:00-7:00 pm NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads a walk down our trails in search of migratory birds and those that remain year round. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

CROAKS & TRILLS: a frog and toad search Wednesday May 16 7:00-8:00 pm Family $10, Individual $5 (members NO FEE)
Come slosh with us as we traverse the trails to the place where the frogs and toads may be. Learn about their habits and habitats. If may be very muddy, boots and a change of shoes may be a good idea. REGISTER [HERE]

FIELD TRIP TO TUCQUAN GLEN, Lancaster County Saturday May 19 9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $12 (members $6) PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
Come travel the trails at Tucquan Glen to view a spectacular display of wild flowers. Meander through mountain laurel and rhoodendrons along Tucquan Creek and its tributary Clark Run, both designated PA Wild and Scenic rivers. The Susquehanna River borders the preserve. Bring a bagged lunch and plenty of water. We shall stop somewhere along the trail to eat. Meet at the nature center at 9:00 am. Dress for the weather.
REGISTER [HERE]

NATURALIST FORAY – STREAM SEARCH Sunday May 20 2:00 pm NO FEE   
We shall wade into the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek to discover who lives there. Wear all shoes that can get wet, boots, or water shoes, NO FLIP FLOPS. We shall calculate how clean the water is by the macroinvertebrates we find. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure as to taking place, please call. 215-345-7860

EVENING BIRD WALK Wednesday May 23 6:00-7:00 pm NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads a walk down our trails in search of migratory birds and those that remain year round. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK Saturday May 26 8:00-9:30 am NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads you on a search for various species of birds. All are welcome.Experienced birders to those who would just like to know more or begin a new and exciting hobby. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

NATURALIST FORAY -BUG HUNTS Sunday May 30 2:00 pm NO FEE   
We shall grab out bug boxes and hit the trails in search of insects and their relatives. Let’s see how many species we can find. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure as to the walk taking place, please call. 215-345-7860

FULL FLOWER MOON WALK Tuesday May 29 8:30 pm ~ NO FEE – DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED
Join us for an early spring moonlight walk. This is also called the Corn Planting Moon, Native Americans recognized the time to plant and the blooming of spring flowers. If conditions appear unfavorable, call to inquire if the event will be held. 215-345-7860

EVENING BIRD WALK Wednesday May 30 6:00-7:00 pm NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads a walk down our trails in search of migratory birds and those that remain year round. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

SUMMER NATURE ADVENTURES Exciting and fun camps for children ages 2- completed 4th grad. Small group ratio to educator. A variety of programs and dates. Each week registration includes a T-shirt and daily snack. Check out the brochure for details. REGISTER [HERE]

SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK Saturday June 9 8:00-9:30 am NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads you on a search for various species of birds. All are welcome.Experienced birders to those who would just like to know more or begin a new and exciting hobby. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

FIREFLY FROLIC Friday June 15 8:30-9:30 pm  NO FEE -But- preregistration required 
Join us to search for the deLIGHTful insects. A wondrous sight to behold each summer. Inclement weather cancels the walk, if you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860
REGISTER [HERE]

SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK Saturday June 23 8:00-9:30 am NO FEE   
Join naturalist Jen Conway as she leads you on a search for various species of birds. All are welcome.Experienced birders to those who would just like to know more or begin a new and exciting hobby. Inclement weather cancels the walk. If you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860

WORK DAY Saturday June 23 10:00-noon   
Please consider joining us to help maintain the areas around the nature center, gardens and trails. Individuals and groups are welcome, please register online or call Jen Conway, 215.345. 7860 Ext. 106 for information
REGISTER [HERE]