The VFAS Calendar of Events features bird walks, hikes, educational programs, and special events occurring primarily in Southern Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions.Click here for a downloadable September ’19-February ’20 PDF calendar.
Week of Jul 29th
- Bird Walk at Exton Park
Bird Walk at Exton ParkExton Park800 Swedesford RdExton, PA 19341
Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years. This walk will join the Friends of Exton Park for their weekly bird walk. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars. The group often goes to breakfast afterwards.
(various leaders)Hike @ Militia Hill/Fort Washington State Park
Hike @ Militia Hill/Fort Washington State Park
If the meadow we hike through is in bloom, it’ll help us enjoy the Green Ribbon Trail. Also, some pretty Wissahickon Creek views.
DIRECTIONS: From the blue route, 476, take exit 20 (Plymouth Road), stay to the left up to Plymouth Road & turn right. Turn left at the light (short distance) for Butler Pike. In a short distance (before the curve), turn right on Militia Hill Road (stay straight!). Go about 2 miles to the dead end at Stenton Avenue (traffic light) & turn left. In about 100 yds, turn right on Militia Hill Road (traffic light). Stay on this for over a mile (you’ll cross Joshua Road) to the entrance on the right (there’s a Militia Hill Picnic Area sign but it’s small so slow down. There’s also a Fort Washington Park sign to the left of the entrance but it faces the road so it’s harder to see. Follow the road as it curves to the right and turn right into parking lot. (There’s a bird- viewing stand opposite parking entrance).
Leader: Marilyn Furfari, cell: 610-945-5228
- Bird Walk @ John James Audubon Center
Bird Walk @ John James Audubon Center
Join us for a free, guided bird walk at Mill Grove. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and hike through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Children and beginners are welcome! We have extra binoculars, so don’t worry if you forget yours or don’t have them. Walks begin in the main parking lot. Facebook will be updated by 7:00 a.m. the day of each walk if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.