Events

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Jan
20
Sat
2018
Winter Bird Count @ Meet at Conservancy Cottage
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Winter Bird Count

Saturday, January 20th
8:00 a.m. @ the Conservancy’s Cottage

Join experienced BirdWatch volunteers for our annual winter bird count.  We will gather at the Conservancy cottage and split into teams to count winter resident birds at Rolling Hill Park, Saunders Woods, Riverbend and Flat Rock Park.  Search for woodpeckers, juncos, water birds, hawks and many more species.  After completing the count, we will reconvene at the cottage to share our results over hot chocolate, coffee, and doughnuts.

Birders of all levels welcome.

Meet at the Conservancy’s cottage in Rolling Hill Park.

 RSVP HERE or email Chelsea@lmconservancy.org
Trek 1: Over the River and Through the Woods From Turtle Hollow to Waverly Woods @ Richie Ashburn Field
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trek 1: Over the River and Through the Woods From Turtle Hollow to Waverly Woods

Hosted by: Bridlewild Trails Association

Saturday, January 20th

10:00 a.m.

Join Bridlewild Trails Association on a backwoods trek with stunning views of Gladwyne! Leaders will loop us through hidden trails along creeks and forested paths from Richie Ashburn Field, through Henry Lane Park, to the Waverly Woods, via the old Johnson estate. The winter landscape will reveal vistas not normally seen at other times of the year when foliage is out.

Meet at the Richie Ashburn Field parking lot on Youngsford Road in Gladwyne and wear sturdy shoes.

Inclement weather and trail updates can be found on this page, and by contacting info@bridlewildtrails.org

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Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Trek 2: Henry Botanic Gardens and Wilderness @ Henry Foundation for Botanical Research
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trek 2: Henry Botanic Gardens and Wilderness

Hosted by: Henry Foundation for Botanical Research

Saturday, January 27th

10:00 a.m.

Walk the rugged hillside and venture down through fields into the woods of the Henry Botanic Garden. You may hear winter songbirds and red-trailed hawks responding to the intrusion on their normally quiet grounds. Look for flowering and fragrant winter witch hazel and perhaps even spot a fox or two! Wear appropriate hiking gear for rough, rocky, hilly and sometimes slippery terrain. Walking sticks are recommended.

Parking is limited, so if you need a space, please call the Foundation at (610) 525-2037 to reserve a spot. Meet in the circle outside the main Henry house.

Check this page for inclement weather updates or call the Henry Foundation at (610) 525-2037.

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Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Trek 3: Riverbend Ramble @ Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trek 2: Riverbend Ramble

Hosted by: Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Saturday, February 3rd

10:00 a.m.

A Riverbend naturalist will lead a hike through their Alec Williamson Bird Observation Area, past a restored forest area where over 1,000 trees have been planted in the past three years and to the site of their Aquaponics Greenhouse. Along the way, learn more about Riverbend’s programs and upcoming projects while enjoying the field, forest and stream ecosystems on their grounds. Since 1974, Riverbend has been connecting children to the natural world through meaningful nature and science experiences. Each year, more than 10,000 children participate in Riverbend’s education programs both on their 30-acre preserve and at schools and natural areas in the region.

Meet at the Riverbend Barn at the end of Spring Mill Road.

Check this page for inclement weather updates or call Riverbend at (610) 527-5234 ext.108.

Register

Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Trek 4: Hike the Rolling Hills @ Rolling Hill Park
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trek 4: Hike the Rolling Hills

Hosted by: The Lower Merion Conservancy

Saturday, February 10th

10:00 a.m.

Moderately steep trails lead hikers downhill to an old ghost road and along a creekside path past towering stone ruins. Then, head back up to see the meadows and woods surrounding the Conservancy’s historic Cottage. Explore 250 years of Main Line human and natural history on this crisp morning trek through one of our area’s most loved parks.

Wear sturdy hiking shoes and meet in the public parking lot in Rolling Hill Park.

Check this page for inclement weather updates or call the Conservancy at (610) 645-9030.

Register

Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Trek 5: A Divine Saunter @ Peace Mission (Woodmont Estate)
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trek 5: A Divine Saunter

Hosted by: Peace Mission

Saturday, February 17th

10:00 a.m.

Join Peace Mission on a stroll across the rolling hills surrounding Woodmont, the 1892 mansion of steel magnate Alan Wood, Jr. and the home of Peace Mission Inc. The building is a certified National Historic Landmark and member of the Conservancy’s Architectural Hall of Fame. Located at a high elevation near the Schuylkill River, this historic property provides provides participants with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Enter Peace Mission via the gate on Gingko Lane. Refreshments will be served in the Visitor’s Center at the conclusion of the walk.

Check this page for inclement weather updates or email Peace Mission at ycalm1622@gmail.com.

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Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.