Dates: Sept. 28th (Ribbon Cutting) & Sept. 29th (Discovery Days)
Location: 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia PA
Times: Sept. 28 1-3 pm & Sept. 29 11-3 pm
Audubon Pennsylvania is excited to invite you to the opening weekend of The Discovery Center. This center, which is a joint venture between Audubon Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Outward Bound School, will serve as a facility for research and science-based conservation projects and educational programs throughout the Philadelphia region. Audubon will engage individuals, local communities like neighboring Strawberry Mansion community, and visitors by offering opportunities, resources and tools to analyze, preserve and restore our natural environment.The Discovery Center will also allow visitors to connect to Audubon’s national and international conservation initiatives, serving as a major migratory stopover on the Atlantic Flyway for over 150 species of birds and as a premier destination for bird watching throughout the region. This center is the newest addition to Audubon’s network of 41 nature centers and sanctuaries in communities across the country.
Top officials and city dignitaries will join The Discovery Center for the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting. Executives from Audubon Pennsylvania, National Audubon Society, Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will be in attendance. Members of the public are invited to attend this event on Friday, Sept. 28, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Ceremony to start at 2:00 p.m.
The opening weekend festivities will continue on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with the inaugural Discovery Day, a monthly program day for the community that welcomes families and friends of all ages and walks of life to experience The Discovery Center and the natural world in their own backyard.
Learn the joys of watching birds in your backyard and the keys to identifying the birds you see. Explore techniques for attracting a wide variety of birds, methods for providing a safe habitat for our feathered friends and tools for enhancing the experience.
Dates: October 19-26, 2018
Meets: 12 N to 2:00 PM
Location: Creutzburg Center 100
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$59.00 Course Fee
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Tuesday October 16
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Located on the South Jersey shore, Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is an important part of the Atlantic Flyway with its tidal wetlands and shallow bay habitats. Join birder Sue Lucas on a trip to Forsythe Refuge, Brigantine Island and surrounding areas in search of fall migrating waterfowl. This trip includes transportation, beverages and snacks. Bring a lunch, field guides and binoculars.
Gardeners can easily encourage solitary bees by providing artificial nest sites, sometimes called “bee houses.” In this hands-on workshop, participants will build their own bee house, while learning about benefits of raising solitary bees. This class will bring attention to the benefits that solitary bees bring to our gardens. This class is not appropriate for children under 10, anyone below age 16 should be accompanies by an adult.
Instructor: Lowery Douglass, Assistant Horticulturist, Chanticleer
Location: Chanticleer Gardens
786 Church Road, Wayne, PA, 19087
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Price: $45 per class
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Saturday October 13
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Is your garden ready for the winter chill? Not sure how to help your garden through the winter? Join Joe Daniels, Delaware County Master Gardener, to learn the steps for proper seasonal garden maintenance focused on perennials, shrubs, trees and lawn to get your garden ready for its spring awakening. Come with your gardening questions!
Wednesday October 3
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
For ages 18 months – 3 years
Many of our summer birds are leaving us now. Find out why and where they are headed. Use binoculars to look for them.
Toddlers in Nature programs are for toddlers and their favorite adult. Toddlers are all about exploring their sense of wonder and each program includes a story, theme exploration, and time in nature.
The rainforests of South America are a little lonelier now, with the highly likely or confirmed extinction of eight bird species.
Every year for the last four years Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great we want to have another worldwide eBird Big Day in October. Why October? Because spring is rejuvenating the southern hemisphere and the northern reaches of the world are in the midst of migration. No matter where you are, we’re confident you can find some great birds on 6 October. Let’s see what we can find together on the first October Big Day!
Experience the exciting hobby of bird watching. Find out what you need and what’s new in field guides and electronic gadgets. Discuss the art and science of bird identification, as well as the best times and places to go. Walk will include birding basics and binocular training. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a trail. We will walk rain or shine. Any skill level welcome.
Dates: September 26, 2018
Meets: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: The Willows
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$18.00 Course Fee
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Saturday September 22
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
FOR AGES 7+
Roam the Arboretum with binoculars searching for signs of our furry and feathery friends on this woodland scavenger hunt. Learn about different species of birds, their habitats and their behaviors. Bring binoculars if you have them, or borrow ours!
FREE for members, $12 non-members
Fees are for each adult and each child, unless noted.