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.
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10:00 am: Hike @ Three Bridges over the Schuylkill
May 30, 2019 –
Except for a short hill, this is a rather flat hike with the challenge of crossing a railroad bridge, although it’s rarely used. We will be crossing the Pencoyd and the Tow Bridges as well as the Viaduct (Manayunk Bridge Trail). Facilities 5 minutes after hike begins. Bring lunch and water or eat at a restaurant during the hike. Short hike alternative: No bridges, no leader necessary, about 3 miles.
DIRECTIONS: Take the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76 E) to Exit 338. Turn right onto Belmont Ave. and continue for 0.7 miles. At the light at Levering Mill Road turn left. Drive downhill to parking lot at right.
Leader: Evamarie Malsch, home: 215-984-8377, cell: 610-212-7186 (hike day only).
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10:00 am: Hike @ Bryn Coed Preserve
June 6, 2019 –
This brand new Natural Lands property is immense, with a mix of fields, woodland trails, creek crossing and marshes. We will hike approximately 5 miles, with some open hills, and possible mud. Bring water. Many possibilities for lunch in the Kimberton/Phoenixville area. The address for the new parking lot is 1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs PA 19425. This is just south of St. Matthews Road.
Leader: Bev McGeehan, email@example.com, cell: 610-764-049
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10:00 am: Hike @ State Line Woods
June 13, 2019 –
A variety of terrain...through woods, meadows, and rolling hills for this hike near Kennett Square. This preserve is managed by The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County (TLC). A Land Manager from TLC will accompany us and will point out natural features of this area. Suggested donation $3 (optional). Bring water and lunch or eat in Kennett Square after the hike.
DIRECTIONS: From Rt 202 South turn right on Rt 1 South. Pass Longwood Gardens. Turn left at traffic light onto Bayard Road (at CVS/WAWA). Proceed about 2 miles to the “T” at Old Kennett Pike and turn right. Take the first left onto Merrybell Lane (Look for TLC sign). Drive up the lane to the parking area.
Leader: Fran DeMillion, firstname.lastname@example.org (H)610-444-3644, cell: 610-316-2937 (for day of hike)
6:00 pm: Migrate to the New Museum!
June 13, 2019 –
Save the Date to join us to celebrate the opening of the new museum and visitor center at John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove!
Speakers will include:
Attendees will be able to tour the new museum and enjoy refreshments. RSVP by clicking here!
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10:00 am: Hike @ French Creek State Park
June 20, 2019 –
There are modest hills. Bring water. We’ll eat after hike in restaurant in area. DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. 23 West and go west, cross Rt. 100 then go about 6 miles and make right on Rt. 345N, go a couple of miles and make a left on Entrance Road, go 1/4 mile to Park Road. Make right and park near Park office.
Leader: Gary Rigg 610-716-7654.
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6:30 pm: 30 Years of Bird Counts
June 27, 2019 –
Valley Forge Audubon Society had been conducting Spring and Christmas bird counts for 30 years! Join Vince Smith and Rick Keyser as they present an overview of the data that have been collected during the counts and the trends being seen in our local bird populations.
Meet in the Classroom at John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for this exciting event. Click here to RSVP for your spot!
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