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 March – August 2020 PDF calendar.
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10:00 am: Hike: The Wilmington Waterfront
March 5, 2020 –
The hike will be along the Christina River in Wilmington, around the DuPont Environmental Center, and on the first part of the Jack Markel trail. It is, however, mainly an out-and-back route, so the length can easily be adjusted to individual desires.
Meet at Banks Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar 101 S. Market St, Wilmington, DE
DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 south to exit 6 onto DE-9 and follow signs to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (DE-4). Turn left onto MLK Blvd. and go ½ mi to S. Shipley St. Turn right onto S. Shipley, go under the railway, and continue slightly right into the parking lot by Banks Seafood as Shipley turns left and becomes Rosa Parks Drive. Bring water and lunch or money to buy lunch at Banks or any of the restaurants along the river.
Leader: Ann Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 610-429-0129, or cell (day of hike only): 443-472-8716.
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10:00 am: Hike: George Lorimer Preserve
March 12, 2020 –
This 88 acre Chester County preserve has ponds, Valley Creek, Willow Run, woods, fields, views and wildflowers (in season).
Directions: From King of Prussia, take Rt 202 south to the Rt 252 south exit. Drive down the long ramp and turn right onto Rt 252. Drive south on 252 for 0.5 miles. Turn right onto West Swedesford Rd and drive 1.1 miles. Turn right onto North Valley Rd. Preserve is 0.3 miles on your right.
OR: From the intersection of Rts 30 and 252 in Paoli, drive north on 252 for 1.3 miles to the light at W. Swedesford Rd. [Howellville Rd is on the right.] Turn left onto W. Swedesford Rd and follow as above. Bring lunch and water.
Leader: Ingrid Cantarella-Fox cell: 484-432-2150, email@example.com
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