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Hawk Identification for Beginners (Classroom and Field; UPDATED)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

UPDATE: The indoor presentation will be held in the JJAC classroom.  Once you arrive, ask at the front desk to be directed to the classroom.  You must wear a mask for the indoor presentation.

Just in time for hawk migration, Valley Forge Audubon Society President Vince Smith will be teaching the basics of hawk identi

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Birding Field Trip: Bird Banding at Rushton Woods (Updated)
7:45 am

UPDATE: We have been notified by Rushton Woods that due to the uncertainty of the weather forecast for tomorrow morning, the banding station will not make a decision until early tomorrow morning on whether they will be banding or not.  We will be going ahead with the walk but wanted to let you know that the banding st

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Fall at Fischer’s: Birding at Fischer’s Park
9:00 am

This park is a quiet and not-very-well-known nature jewel, which makes it great for birding. Come enjoy a 1-2 hour guided field trip along the Towamencin Creek and woods, on easy paved and mowed paths. We will look for those birds migrating through, as well as year-round favorites.

Birders and nature lovers of all expe

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October Big Day Trip Around Green Lane Park
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

A “Big Day” is a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Join us as we circumnavigate Green Lane Reservoir, stopping at multiple locations along the way to look for birds. Driving time between stops ranges from 1 to 9 minutes. The locations are listed below. Please refer to the linked map for the locat

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White Clay Creek Preserve Nature Hike
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5-mile nature hike through the 2,072-acre White Clay Creek Preserve in southern Chester county near the Delaware border. Explore the trails while learning about birds and other wildlife, trees, wildflowers, geology, and park history. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. B

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Plant Walk at the Great Marsh
8:00 am

The Great Marsh Institute is on private property so registration for this program is requested.  Please RSVP to lori@greatmarshinstitute.org.  The Institute and grounds are not open unless you are attending a program.

Join us for a walk at the Great Marsh Institute to identify introduced and invasive plants.  We wil

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Fall Birding for Beginners at Norristown Farm Park
9:00 am - 11:00 am

This field trip will continue the series we did here in the spring especially for new birders. Of course, all are welcome! Fall offers great birding opportunities as many year-round birds and migrating visitors all love this park’s varied habitat of fields, stream, and woods. This guided outing will follow a 1-2 mile

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Presentation: Winterizing for Birds
11:00 am

Learn about what you can do to prepare for winter for your backyard birds. This includes how to prepare your yard, what foods to offer, and why access to water in the winter is important.  The birds that may be visiting us for the winter will also be discussed.

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Enjoying Autumn Leaves
1:00 pm

Join us on a walk in this lovely 700-acre preserve – part of the Hopewell Big Woods – at the peak time for fall color in our area.  As we marvel at the red, yellow, and orange leaves we will discuss why leaves change color, as well as tricks you can use to identify trees in our area.

All ages are welcome o

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Birds and Botany at Welkinweir
8:30 am

Want to learn more about our local birds? Do you ever wonder, “What is that plant?” Then this field trip, led by VFAS volunteers and PA Master Naturalists Patty Werth and Diana Cormack, is for you. Patty (and her birding co-leader John) will be on the lookout for birds to point out, while Diana will serve a

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Birding at Wilson Farm Park: Tracking Fall Changes
9:00 am

This is an accessible birding outing in celebration of Birdability Week.

Note:  THIS PARK HAS MULTIPLE ENTRANCES AND PARKING LOTS, SO TO FIND US EASILY: Take Chesterbrook Blvd. to Lee Road (GPS Address 500 Le Rd, Chesterbrook). The park main entrance is at the end of Lee Road. As you come in the main entrance, turn le

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