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Center News: September 2020
Photo by Mike Fernandez
The Discovery Center
We are excited to announce that The Discovery Center has partially reopened with reduced hours and limited services. The Reservoir’s Nature Trail and Water Walk are open to the public Thursday - Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
To ensure a safe and comfortable visit, we ask that all visitors practice social distancing while exploring the trail and wear a mask or face-covering to access the Water Walk and bathroom.
The Big Sit September 26th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for The Discovery Center’s first ever “Big Sit”. The Big Sit is an annual, international, non-competitive birding event where we stay in place and count all birds we see collectively. Free of charge and lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Bria.Wimberly@audubon.org.
Guided Bird Walks October 3rd, 10th, 17th, November 21st, December 4th 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Come see the amazing variety of bird species at the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir and Boxer’s Trail on a walk led by a local bird expert. Binoculars are not on loan at this time, but not needed to attend. No RSVP needed.
RiverDays (Presented by Alliance for Watershed Education) October 11th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guests will be invited to learn about the health of the Delaware River Watershed by measuring mussels, testing water quality and improving habitat along the edges of the reservoir.No RSVP needed.
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The John James Audubon Center
At the John James Audubon Center, we strive to create fun and engaging programs for the public, and to provide a network of hope to our friends and guests. Even though the building is closed, we have been working on many things to help out during these trying times.
As many of you know, the many trails on the Mill Grove preserve remain open! We have about 5 miles of unpaved, natural hiking trails for you to explore and experience nature up-close. Additionally, we have a paved path known as the Audubon Loop that provides a relaxing journey around the perimeter of our site. Getting outside and experiencing some sun and nature is a great way to stay active and healthy – just make sure you are maintaining a safe 6 foot minimal distance, and wearing a mask while doing it!
Guided Bird Walks Every Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Join our expert bird walk leaders as we explore the grounds of the center looking for resident and migrating birds. Please meet in the parking lot. Extra binoculars are provided and no RSVP needed.
Birds of the Schuylkill Paddling Series with Take It Outdoors at Hoy Park September 15th 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Birds of the Schuylkill Paddling Series with Take It Outdoors at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park September 26th 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Audubon Center Educators will provide a live bird presentation and instruction about the local and seasonal birds we expect to find. With this newfound knowledge and kayaking safety briefing from Take it Outdoors, everyone will take to the water by creek for a casual exploration in the gentle waters of the Perkiomen. Register Here.
Schuylkill Paddling and Birding by Bike and Boat with Take It Outdoors October 17th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This trip will be all about birds, bikes, and boats. We will be at Take it Outdoors HQ in Pottstown, PA for a bike ride up the Schuylkill River Trail. After riding for 4 miles, we will rest, enjoy a box lunch, watch a birding presentation then kayak down the river. Register Here.