Upcoming Events

Please contact trip leader in advance if you are planning to go on a field trip.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, October 19, 2019

E.B. Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR, NJ

For: Shorebirds & herons

Place: Forsythe NWR Headquarters, 8:00 a.m. Google Map

Leaders: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com)

Note: Meet at Forsythe at 8:00 a.m. Minimal walking involved. Bring a lunch, this is an all day trip.

Directions: Call leader for trip details, carpooling and directions.

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR

Start: Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:00 am
End: Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:00 pm

Monday, October 21, 2019

Critical Connections – Denali

George Gress, Fire specialist/Land Steward, for the PA chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Start: Monday, October 21, 2019 7:30 pm
End: Monday, October 21, 2019 9:30 pm
Venue: West Chester Friends' Meeting House
Address:
425 N High St, West Chester, PA, 19380, United States

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:30 am

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hopewell Furnace NHS, Elverson, PA – Joint walk with VFAS

For: Fall  migrants

Place: Visitor Center, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA, 9:15 a.m.

Leaders: Patty Werth (484-985-8164, pattyww@comcast.net) and John Werth (215-859-1148)

Note: Established in 1938, this 848-acre park is a beautiful mix of dense woodlands, open pastures, and edge habitat surrounding the historic Hopewell Village.  Our walk will begin at the Visitor’s Center and will consist of two loops; the first loop will be approximately 1 mile in length, travelling torward Hopewell Lake in adjacent French Creek State Park, and the second loop will cover about 2 miles into the Baptism Creek watershed of the Hopewell Big Woods. Join us for one or both loops. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Trails are unpaved but well-maintained. The terrain is mostly gently sloping, although there are a couple of short steep sections. A modern restroom is on site. Children accompanied by an adult and beginners are welcome.

Note: Gates do not open until 9:00 a.m. There is no access until that time.

Directions: From West Chester, take Route 100 north, turn left onto Route 401. Go about 6.4 miles and in 1 mile, turn right on Route 345 Bulltown Road, take a slight right on to Warwick Road then a slight left on to Pine Swamp Road (all still Route 345). Turn left on Mark Bird Lane to find the Visitor Center.

Hopewell Furnace

Start: Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:15 am
End: Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019

Spoonies and Swiflets

Sally O’Byrne, Life long naturalist and environmental educator living in Delaware.

Start: Monday, November 4, 2019 7:30 pm
End: Monday, November 4, 2019 9:30 pm
Venue: West Chester Friends' Meeting House
Address:
425 N High St, West Chester, PA, 19380, United States

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:30 am

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Valley Forge Park – Pawlings Farm Area

For:  Migrants and local fall birds

Place: Parking area below barn, 8:30 a.m.

Leaders: Rick Wolf (610-933-6414, randewolf@icloud.com)

Note: We will explore some of the fields looking for fall residents and migrants.  This will be a 2.5 hour trip with moderate walking.

Directions: From Route 202, take 252 north about 2.5 miles to Route 23.  Turn left on Route 23. Go about 1.5 miles, turn right on Ferry Lane, then right on Pawlings Road.  Go about 1 mile, turn right at Pawlings Farm sign. Park on lot after farm house.

 

Start: Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:30 am
End: Saturday, November 16, 2019 11:00 am
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