The Valley Forge Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society serving members residing in regions of Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Chester County in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to preserve birds, other wildlife, and their habitats by promoting appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation.
Since its inception, the Valley Forge Audubon Society has been closely associated with The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove , a 130 acre estate that was the first home in America of painter and naturalist, John James Audubon and is currently maintained as a museum and wildlife sanctuary in Audubon PA. The Valley Forge Audubon Society and the John James Audubon Center have a shared membership and co-sponsor a variety of programs and events related to birds, wildlife, conservation and art. A shared Calendar of Events for birding activities in the area is published bi-annually and featured on both websites.
In addition to offering regular bird walks, hikes and events, Valley Forge Audubon Society oversees the stewardship of the Eva R. Meng Sanctuary, a 100 acre forested property in Lower Frederick Township. The Meng Sanctuary is an integral part of The Stonehill Greenway, which encompasses over 650 acres of publicly accessible land in Montgomery County, PA.
Backyards for Nature is a key program of Valley Forge Audubon Society. Founded in 2002 by Barb Elliot, Ph.D, and Edie Parnum, Backyards for Nature provides educational programs and resources helping people to create healthy habitats in their yards by planting native plants and providing the essentials for wildlife to thrive. The Backyards for Nature blog offers practical advice for habitat gardening with native plants and seasonal posts about plants, pollinators and birds in this region.