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Jan28
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Audubon

Winter Lecture Series: John James Audubon: Separating Man from Myth

The legendary ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851) began his studies of American birds as a teenager, on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia. Few figures in American history have weathered as intense a scrutiny of their written work as Audubon. Nearly every scrap of his writing has been transcribed and debated in numerous biographies and articles spanning more than a century, each revisiting the same primary sources in search of a new angle, because no new material has surfaced in decades. Our speaker, Matthew Halley, recently discovered and transcribed several novel primary sources that provide a surprisingly fresh and intimate window into Audubon's character and story, and fill critical gaps in our understanding of the genesis of his masterpiece, The Birds of America. Matthew R. Halley is a Ph.D. candidate and historian at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, where he studies evolutionary biology and systematics of American birds. Halley, who has conducted field research in eight countries, is the editor of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club's journal, Cassinia. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. Punch Cards Purchase a Winter Lecture Series punch card, good for one admission to each of the eight lectures, and save 20%. Punch cards may be purchased at the Visitor Center only. Call 215.862.2924 for additional information. Winter Weather If we must cancel or postpone a program, we will disseminate the message via Facebook, our website and email. Please check those sources before venturing out in poor weather conditions. »
Feb03
Winter Nature PLay Day | BHWP.org

Winter Nature Play Day

Come for an afternoon of play in nature! Our Visitor Center will be filled with fun and thematic self-guided activities, art projects and opportunities for a guided hike. This is a drop-in family program; no registration is required. »
Feb10
Nature Buddies: Animal Tracks | BHWP.org

Nature Buddies: Animal Tracks

Tiptoe through the tundra - or at least over the frozen ground just outside - as we search for animal tracks and signs of hidden life, read a tracking story and make a craft. Nature Buddies programs include a story, an outdoor walk and a take-home craft. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent; please dress for the weather. Registration required by Wednesday February 8, 2018. »
Feb10
Make-and-Take: From Nature with Love

Make-and-Take: From Nature with Love

Since ancient times, people have used plants to heal and care for themselves. But did you know that many herbal remedies can still be found in your backyard? In this make-and-take session, you'll learn about botanicals used through history and make a healing lip balm to take home. Advance registration required by February 6, 2018. »
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