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VFAS/Chester County Parks Birding Series: Springton Manor Farm Bird Walk
8:00 am

Springton Manor Farm is the location for the fourth in the series of monthly bird walks being held in Chester County parks. Part farm and part preserve, this 300-acre park boasts many types of bird-friendly habitats, some of which contain centuries-old oak and maple trees, and is home to a thriving Purple Martin colony

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Bird and Nature Walk
8:00 am

July begins a quieter time for birding, with the hustle and bustle of breeding season winding down.  However, there is still much to see and explore at this scenic 224-acre sanctuary and preserved estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meet in the visitor parking lot west of the main entr

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Macro Photography and More (RESCHEDULED; NEW DATE AND TIME)
10:00 am

Blooms, butterflies, bugs – and birds, too – are some favorite subjects for photographers. While this field trip will also include some beautiful vistas and landscapes, the “focus” will be on macro photography – taking close-up pictures of small things.

This location features a recently es

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Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Holly Merker
7:00 pm

Watching birds is not only fun, but good for you! Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered. Ornitherapy, or the mindful observation of birds, benefits our mind, body, and soul. We’re pushed and pulled in many directions, no matter our age. This can be tiresome; but if we allow

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Evening Bird Walk at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
5:45 pm

Join us for evening birding at the John James Audubon Center. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and walk through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Bring binoculars if you have them. The leaders will have some extras to borrow. Beginners and experienced birders welcome. Children are welcome if ac

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Beginner’s Bird Walk at Valley Park
7:30 am

Join us for a beginner’s bird walk at Valley Park Municipal Park in Phoenixville. Valley Park is a small preserve between Country Club Road and Whitehorse Road in Schuylkill Township. We will be walking 1/2 to 3/4 mile on both a paved path and woodland trail, all fairly flat.  The walk will be in partial shade. 

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Field Trip to Bombay Hook NWR
9:00 am

Bombay Hook protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. The refuge, located along the coast of Delaware, is mostly marsh, but also includes freshwater impoundments and upland habitats that are managed for other wildlife. It is an important stop on the Delaware Bay for

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How to Buy Binoculars
7:00 pm

Are you new to birding and looking to purchase some binoculars or upgrade the ones you have?  Join us for this informative presentation where you will learn how to select the perfect pair of binoculars.  We will discuss the technical aspects of binoculars such as magnification and field of view, as well as other spec

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