Events

If you are interested in hosting events, please reach out to us.

Download the iNaturalist app on your smart device before these events to get started right away (Google Play | Apple App Store). 

Friday, April 26

Philadelphia County, PA

Andorra Meadow with PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa

10.00 am – 12.00 pm – Meet at Wissahickon Environmental Center. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Register at:  https://www.fow.org/event/ta-hike-ks-19-4/

12.00 pm – 2.00 pm – Meet at Wissahickon Environmental Center. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Register at:  https://www.fow.org/event/ta-hike-ks-19-5/

Sunset Toad Walk
with Trish Fries, Wissahickon Environmental Center, and PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa

7.00 pm – 9.00 pm – Meet at Wissahickon Environmental Center.
This hike coincides with the breeding season of some frogs including American toads. We will listen to the strange and often beautiful songs of these night-singing amphibians. We’ll record our sightings on the iNaturalist app for the City Nature Challenge on April 26-29. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Register here: https://www.fow.org/event/ta-hike-ks-19-8/

Center City Walk with Sierra Club Local Outings

Meetup at Rittenhouse for an intro to the app and center city search. Stay tuned for more details. 

Montgomery County, PA

Valley Forge NHP with Kristina

9.45 am – 12.00 pm – Meet at Artillery Parking Lot (40.094131,-75.449171) 
Valley Forge National Park has over 40 hectares of grassland and meadow, as well as dry and flood-plain forests, so we should have some success at finding birds, insects, plenty of herbaceous plants and trees, and depending on weather, some interesting mosses and fungi. Please download the iNaturalist app to your phone from your preferred app store, and set up an account ahead of time if possible. Digital cameras welcome also. Meet at 9:45 for a brief intro and we will head out to observe at 10:00.

Saturday, April 27

Philadelphia County, PA

John Heinz NWR with Navin Sasikumar

8.00 am – 10.00 am – Meet at the Visitor Center. Quick intro to using iNaturalist and then we can spread out and observe wildlife. 
10.30 am – 12.30 pm – John Heinz walk Part 2. We’ll start at the visitor center and explore a different section of the refuge from the earlier walk. 

Bartram’s Garden

9.00 am – 4.00 pm – Help us kick off our Spring Fling weekend with the Bartram’s BioBlitz! We’ll be posted up from 9am to 4pm trying to find as many species as possible, but you’re welcome to come and go as you please (or even come early! Looking at you, birders.) This event will occur throughout the site. You can find a map and get help setting up the iNaturalist app at the picnic area by the Barn. We will also have volunteer naturalists posted throughout the Garden to answer your critter questions! Make sure to check out our Spring Plant Sale and other great activities at the Garden this weekend.

Wissahickon Hike with Sierra Club Local Outings

Stay tuned for more details.

Montgomery County, PA

Briar Bush Nature Center

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – Meet at Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001. We’ll be giving instructions to help people download the app and have small guided groups staying (mostly) on our trails with staff or volunteer. Participants are also encouraged to explore on their own for the rest of the challenge. 

Gloucester County, NJ

Glassboro Woods WMA with Sandra Keller

7.30 am – Meet at the Carpenter Rd. parking area off of Rt. 47. This place is all walking.

Sunday, April 28

Philadelphia County, PA

Horticultural Center with Sierra Club Local Outings

Stay tuned for more details.

Burlington County, NJ

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve with Tony Croasdale

7.00 am – Meet at parking lot 449 Sooy Place Road, Tabernacle, NJ 08088. 

Monday, April 29

Philadelphia County, PA

Houston Meadow with PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa

10.00 am – 12.00 pm – Meet at Houston Playground. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Register at: https://www.fow.org/event/ta-hike-ks-19-6/

12.00 pm – 2.00 pm – Meet at Houston Playground. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Register at: https://www.fow.org/event/ta-hike-ks-19-7/

FDR Park with Sierra Club Local Outings

Stay tuned for more details.



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