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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8:30 am: Photo Walk @ Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
June 15, 2019 –
This is a special time of year at Middle Creek. In the fields and meadows, grassland birds and butterflies are abundant and adult birds are tending to their fledglings. We hope to see bobolinks, eastern meadowlarks, eastern bluebirds, barn and tree swallows, eastern phoebes, sparrows, and warblers. Hopefully the Prothonotary warblers will be nesting again this year in their favorite swampy area. We will explore several areas including the wildlife drive, the meadow at the visitor center (hummingbird feeders!) and a few forested areas where we can find eastern towhees, wood thrushes, and ovenbirds.
Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot (GPS: 100 Museum Rd, Stevens, PA). Bring sunscreen and hat, bug spray, lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Rest rooms and picnic tables are located at the visitor center! In the event of rain, the walk will be cancelled.
Non-photographers welcome but the pace of the walk will be slow with an emphasis on getting good photographs.
Leaders: Nanette Guida (201-566-7179) (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tony Nastase (610-202-1249) (email@example.com)
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10:00 am: Work Day Hike @ Horseshoe Trail
June 27, 2019 –
The semi-annual work trip to keep the trail corridor open. Wear old clothes, a long-sleeved top and gloves. Bring clipping tools. There are no bathrooms. Bring lunch and water.
DIRECTIONS: If you have E-Z Pass, take the PA Turnpike to slip exit 320. Turn north onto Route 29. Drive under the Turnpike and take the first right onto Whitehorse Road. Drive 0.6 miles to top of hill. The sign says Union Hill Road on your left. Turn right onto Rees Road. After a stop sign, drive a short distance to the HST grass parking lot on the right. OR: From Route 202 take the Route 29 North exit. Take Liberty Blvd. to Route 29. Turn right onto 29. Follow as above. OR: From the intersection of Routes 23 and 252 in Valley Forge NHP, drive west on Route 23 for 2.9 miles to Whitehorse Road on east side of Phoenixville. Turn left onto Whitehorse Road and drive 3.0 miles to Rees Road. Turn left and follow as above.
Leader: Ingrid Cantarella-Fox cell: 484-432-2150
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