Out & About Explorations

Guided walks, workshops, and presentations which explore our connections to the natural world. You are invited to lace up your hiking shoes for one of our Wildflower Walks or nature walks around the area or join us inside for one of our special seasonal programs. 


Polygala sanguinea , photo by link davis

Polygala sanguinea , photo by link davis

Wildflower Walk - Crow's Nest Preserve, Elverson
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Crow's Nest Preserve, Elverson
Parking: Piersol Road just north of Harmonyville Road
Fee: Free, preregistration not required
Guide: Link Davis

Come out and join us for a leisurely wildflower walk!

Photo by Link Davis

Photo by Link Davis

Wildflower Walk- Perkiomen Trail at Spring Mt
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 9:30am
Location: Perkiomen Trail at Spring Mt (parking lot)
Fee: Free, preregistration not required
Guide: Link Davis

Come out and join us! As this is the last wildflower walk of the season, we will be having a potluck picnic in the parking lot after the walk.  Bring snacks and munchies to share.

Hawk Mountain Hike & Bird
(A Members Only Event)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Fee: $10 - covers trail admission at Hawk Mountain
Guide: Ryan Beltz

A choose your own adventure day! Spend the day sitting at Hawk Mountain's North Lookout watching the fall migration or don your hiking boots for a romp around the River of Rocks Trail. Meet at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy at 8:00am to carpool to Hawk Mountain or meet the group at the Hawk Mountain Visitor Center at 9:30am. We will return to the Conservancy at 5 pm.

Be sure to bring: Hiking Boots, Appropriate Clothing, Water, Snacks, Lunch, Binoculars, Cushion for sitting on the rocks

Snowy Owls: The Ultimate Nomads
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Conservancy
Fee: $10 members/$13 nonmembers
Guide: Jean-Francois Therrien, Ph.D. ,
Senior Research Biologist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

This presentation will review recent results from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's research program, with an emphasis on movement and reproduction of snowy owls. The audience will witness how we manage to monitor those highly mobile and unpredictable predatory birds throughout consecutive years via a slide show depicting field work situations.

Thank you to our Out & About Exploration Series Sponsor!