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Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and even insects migrate, often over large distances and in great numbers. We’ll use birds as a foundation to explore migration timing, physical adaptations and navigation, but we’ll also take a look at some other species the migrate in and through our area.
Take a lunch-time break to attend Wissahickon Trails' Virtual Annual Meeting from the comfort of your own home. Join your fellow friends, donors, and volunteers to learn about Wissahickon Trails' accomplishments and future plans for the Wissahickon watershed.
Join us to learn about the remarkable courtship dance and song of the American Woodcock. This secretive bird puts on a display in the early spring and this program will teach you how to find them to see (and hear) it for yourself.
Join us (virtually) to help document the species on our preserves using iNaturalist. A BioBlitz is a community-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. We have designated 5 preserves that we are targeting to collect species information from, so grab your phone or camera and start observing.
Spring is upon us, and with it the return of wood warblers to our area. Small, fast, and various combinations of yellow and black, these birds can be challenging to identify. Join us for specific warbler ID strategies, including their songs.
When you think of conservation, a smart phone may not be the first thing that comes to mind! However, your phone and the free iNaturalist app can contribute valuable data to Wissahickon Trails conservation efforts.
Philadelphia and its adjacent counties (including Montgomery!) will compete against other cities in the world to see who can find the most species in their regions. Download the iNaturalist app on your phone and document the species present on Wissahickon Trails properties and help Philadelphia come out on top!
Join us for a virtual presentation with herbalist, Alison Rohde, to learn about some of the spring's best edible plants, how to ID them, and how to sustainably harvest and use them, as well as some fun folklore.
Learn the how and why behind catching and banding wild birds, and what gathering information about their populations can tell us.
Contact Jenn Bilger, Engagement Director