Pre-School Nature Club

Bring your children ages 2-5 to enjoy nature-based lessons, activities, and play using the Pennypack Preserve as a classroom.  Hike through meadows, skip over puddles and investigate wildlife. Nature Club, led by environmental educator Kevin Roth, is held on the second Thursday of each month. Pre-registration is required. Meet outside of our Visitor’s Center (2955 Edge Hill Road) 10 minutes before the program begins. Members are $5 per family; non-members $10 per family. Please note how many children will be with you in the registration.

Birding Trip to Edwin Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (AKA Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge)

We will meet at the Refuge’s Visitors Center parking lot (800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205) and bird a few trails then drive the Wildlife Drive looking for fall migrants, raptors, and waterfowl. Arrive a few minutes early to visit the restrooms and say hello. Bring your lunch, snacks, beverages, binoculars, camera, field guide and spotting scope (if you have one) and a full tank of gas.  A Refuge pass (one per car) can be purchased that day for $4.00.  Leaders:  Fran and Harris Brown. Pre-registration required by November 17th. Members $10; non-members $20.

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Sustainable Energy Updates at the Trust (Virtual Program)

Talk with Executive Director Chris Mendel, and Drew Nehlig about the Trust’s recent solar and geothermal energy upgrades. Discuss sustainable energy production, and the process of planning and construction for your home or business. If you’re thinking about either of these technologies, you won’t want to miss Chris’ photographs and experiences helping the trust through this transition. Drew Nehlig is the Facilities Manager for Glencairn Museum and has a decade’s-long relationship in historic preservation and adaptive re-use of historic structures around Bryn Athyn.  This program will be held virtually on Zoom. This program is free, but you must register on our website to receive the Zoom information.

 

 

The White-Tailed Deer Rut Walk

The term “rut” is often used to describe a boring, monotonous routine.  But when talking about white-tailed deer, “rut” means something completely different:  it refers to all behavior and activities associated with the breeding season.  Learn how white-tailed deer rut and look for signs of mating activity such as primary scrapes and licked branches during a walk with Pennypack groundskeeper Kirk Laule and Stewardship Crew Chief, Ryan Staiber. This program is geared for adults and is limited to 10 participants. Free, but pre-registration is required.

 

 

Signs of Autumn Walk

The changing leaves, animals preparing for winter, fall flowers – these are all signs of autumn.  Walk the trails with naturalist Dana Ward to discover Pennypack’s fall sights and sounds. This program is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Winter Salt Watch (Virtual Program)

Winter is coming! Road salt keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks during the winter months. Towns, cities, businesses, and individuals dump roughly 20 million tons of salt every year. And as snow melts or rain falls, that salt gets washed into our storm drains, our streams, and even into our drinking water. Join The Pennypack Trust, Wissahickon Trails, Tookany Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership, and the Izaak Walton League of America to learn how to track road salt in our waterways by participating in Winter Salt Watch. This program is free but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom Link.

Why do birds migrate?

Migration is a fundamental mechanism used by many species of birds to survive seasonal changes in weather and availability of food. It remains one of the most mysterious phenomena in ornithology, one which we are only now beginning to understand. Join Dr. Nilesh Shah for a discussion that will provide an overview of migration with a focus on patterns of migration, orientation and navigation, variables affecting migration, and techniques used to study the phenomenon. Threats to birds during migration and conservation efforts underway to minimize the threats will bring the discussion to a close. This program will be held in our Visitor’s Center. Free, but pre-registration is required.

 

Pre-School Nature Club

Bring your children ages 2-5 to enjoy nature-based lessons, activities, and play using the Pennypack Preserve as a classroom.  Hike through meadows, skip over puddles and investigate wildlife. Nature Club, led by environmental educator Kevin Roth, is held on the second Thursday of each month. Pre-registration is required. Meet outside of our Visitor’s Center (2955 Edge Hill Road) 10 minutes before the program begins. Members are $5 per family; non-members $10 per family. Please note how many children will be with you in the registration.

Hunter’s Moon Ecology Walk

Experience wildlife and wildlands at night. See the property as you’ve never seen it before; illuminated by the full moon rising just a few minutes after 7 pm. Walk over two miles with Chris Mendel, Executive Director and watch for bats, listen for owls and coyotes. Limited to 20 Participants. This program is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Full Moon Hayride

Save the date for our Full Moon Hayride. Join us to celebrate the Hunter’s Moon with hayrides, live music, food, and more! Hayride tickets must be purchased in advance on our website.  Watch our website and social media for updates and hayride ticket purchasing. You do not need a ticket to enjoy the live music and food.