Calendar

Aug
20
Sat
Magnificent Monarchs! [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration by email is required. Limit of 12 children. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Have you seen those beautiful orange and black colors of butterfly wings fluttering by you, perhaps taking a sip of nectar at the flowers in your garden? Would you like to learn more about these magical creatures and how magnificent they truly are? Please join Friends of Glen Providence for a story about our beloved monarchs and explore what makes them so unique. If nature works with us, we may even have a special guest!

The walk will be led by Julie Smith, a naturalist with a background in environmental geology – it is the third of four in a new Seasonal Children’s Series!

 

LOGISTICS:

  • Free!
  • Recommended for ages 4-8, but children of all ages are welcome (accompanied by an adult)
  • Registration limit of 12 children — registration by email is required
  • We will have lemonade! 
  • Meet at 10:30am at the park’s main entrance — use 525 West State Street, Media for Google Maps
  • Estimated time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Drizzle or shine – if the weather is iffy, we will email registered participants that morning whether we will cancel.

Nov
5
Sat
Fall Nature Walk [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Nov 5 all-day

Join us for a late fall nature walk in Glen Providence Park! We’ll be led by Kayla Kehres, a Forester with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Kayla is a wealth of knowledge – see the park through a trained eye, in one of the glen’s most beautiful months!

Time & location TBA 

 

LOGISTICS:

  • Strict attendance limit of 12 people – please register by emailing FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Estimated distance: 1-1.5 miles
  • Estimated time: 2 hours
  • Free!
  • Be prepared for steep hills, and uneven (possibly wet) terrain: wear your hiking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one… and of course binoculars and your favorite bird field guide or app!
  • * Walk is rain or shine, but if the weather is miserable – or in the event of high winds – we’ll email registered participants that day whether we’ll need to cancel.

 

Dec
17
Sat
Christmas Bird County [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Registration by email is required. Limit of 10 people. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. Covid protocols will be followed.  

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 12th year participating in the Christmas Bird Count, the world’s longest-running Citizen Science survey! In this early-winter bird census, thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada, and many countries go out over a 24-hour period to count birds. Researchers and conservation biologists use the data to study the long-term health and status of bird populations.

Rain, snow, or shine*
Slow down for a morning and take a break from the holiday rush!

LOGISTICS:
— Please note the location – we will meet at the 3rd & West Street park entrance
— *Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will email registered participants that morning whether we will meet.
— Be prepared for steep hills and rugged, possibly muddy and/or icy terrain
— Of course, bring your binoculars and bird guides!

Friends of Glen Providence Park will submit our results to the CBC Compiler for Delaware County. 

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