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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.
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.
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!
Learn the how and why behind catching and banding wild birds, and what gathering information about their populations can tell us.