I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could". 

by John James Audubon

 Note:  3 spaces available for the Chincoteague trip  in October.  Details below. 
 
Happy Birding,
Ruth


Wednesday, September 5, 8:00 – 11:00
Forbidden Drive, Wissahickon (meet at concrete tables located at Bell's Mill Road & Forbidden Drive)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth, $18.00

Monday, September 10, 8:00 – 11:00 
Pennypack Ecological Trust (meet at Visitor Center parking lot)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth , $18.00 

Wednesday, September 12, 8:00 – 11:00
Warblers and Hawks (Meet in the parking lot on Moredon Road
off Huntingdon Pike in Abington Township)
Sponsored by Lorimer Park  
(LorimerPark@montcopa.org)  
No fee  215-947-3477  

Thursday, September 13, 8:00 - 11:00
Norristown Farm Park (meet at Visitor Center parking lot)
Sponsored by North Penn - Class session 1 of 4

Saturday, September 15, 8:00 - 11:00  
Morris Arboretum Wetlands 
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum 

Tuesday, September 18, 8:00 - 11:00
Militia Hill, Ft Wwshington, PA (meet at Hawk Watch parking lot)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth, $18.00 

Evening Walk
Wednesday, September 19, 4:00 pm - 6:3 0pm
Morris Arboretum Bloomfield Farm
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum  

Thursday, September 20, 8:00 - 11:00 
Militia Hill (meet at Hawk Watch parking lot)
Sponsored by North Penn - Session 2

Saturday, September 22, 8:00 - 10:00
High School Park (meet at intersection of Montgomery Avenue and High School Road)
Sponsored by Friends of High School Park.  All are Welcome! 

Monday, September 24, 8:00 - 11:00
Norristown Farm Park (meet at Visitor Center parking lot)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth, $18.00

Friday, September 28,  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hawk Mountain, PA ( Bus Trip)
Sponspored by Morris Arboretum

Saturday, September 29, 8:00 – 11:00 
Wetlands and Tree Canopy at Morris Arboretum
Sponspored by Morris Arboretum 

October 2, 8:00 - 11:00
Houston Meadow (Part of the Wissahickon)
Sponspored by Morris Arboretum 

Thursday, October 4, 8:00 – 11:00
Forbidden Drive, Wissahickon (meet at concrete tables located at Bell's Mill Road & Forbidden Drive)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth, $18.00 

Saturday, October 6, 10:00 am
Program: Fall Migrants and Resident Birds (538 Railroad Ave, Souderton, PA 18964)
Sponsored by The Store (Moyer in Souderton) www.emoyer.com   All welcome

Monday, October 8, 8:00 – 11:00
Morris Arboretum Bloomfield Farm
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum  

Wednesday, October 10, 8:00 – 11:00
Arboretum Wetlands and Bloomfield Farm (meet at Morris Arboretum Kiosk parking lot)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth, $18.00  

Saturday, October 13, 8:00 – 11:00
Peace Valley (meet at Visitor Center parking lot)
Sponsored by Birding with Ruth, $18.00

Thursday, October 18, 8:00 – 11:00
Peace Valley,Doylestown, PA
Sponsored by North Penn -  Session 3

Sunday, October 21 - Tuesday, October 23  
Fall Birding at Chincoteague and other Great Refuges (3 day van trip) 
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum

Thursday, October 25 8:00 – 11:00 
Green Lane Park Reservoir
Sponsored by North Penn - Session 4

Monday, October 29, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge, Delaware  (Bus Trip)
Sponsored by North Penn 

Monday, November 12, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Green Lane Park Reseroir  (Van Trip
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum 

Tuesday, December 4, 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Adademy of Natural Sciences Birding / Botany Behind the Scenes Tour (Van Trip)
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum 

Tuesday, December 11, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm 
Conowingo Dam and Perryville, MD (Bus Trip
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum   


To sign up for the North Penn class or trip, click 
here;  
for Morris Arboretum trips/walks, click 
here;
for Friends of High School Park walk, click 
http://highschoolpark.org/pages/events.shtml
for Lorimer Park please register at 
www.phs.montcopa.org
To register for Birding with Ruth walks please print the following registration form and mail it to me at:
Birding with Ruth
2805 Rubicam Ave,
Willow Grove, PA  19090.

If you decide to attend a walk at the last minute simply telephone me at 215-659-3526 or email me at 
ruthpfeffer@verizon.net


Forbidden Drive, Wissahickon    Wed., Sept. 5
  ___ x $18.00 = ____

Pennypack Ecological Trust     Mon., Sept. 
10   ____ x $18.00 = ____

Militia Hill                               Tues., Sept. 18     ___ x $18.00 = _____ 

Norristown Farm Park               Mon., Sept. 24    ___ x $18.00 = ____

Forbidden Drive, Wissahickon  Thurs., Oct. 4
     ___ x $18.00 = ____ 

Morris Arboretum Wetlands and Farm   Wed., Oct. 10  __ x $18.00 = __

Peace Valley                                    Sat., Oct. 13    ____ x $18.00 = ____ 


  
Name: __________________________________________________________
 
Address: ________________________________________________________
 
City: ___________________________________   Zip: ____________
 
Phone:(          ) _______________  E-mail:______________________
 
Make check payable to Ruth Pfeffer and send the check and this slip to:
Ruth Pfeffer
2805 Rubicam Avenue
Willow Grove, PA  19090

215-659-3526

 

Spring Birding with Ruth Walks 2011

 

April 20th, May 25th Forbidden Drive & Bells Mill Road - Wissahickon 
May 9th Militia Hill, Fort Washington 
May 14th, June 11th Pennypack Ecological Trust 
May 22nd Peace Valley Nature Center 
May 24th Evening Walk – Morris Arboretum Wetlands 
June 2nd Bowman’s Hill – car pool from Buckingham or meet at Bowman’s 
June 6th Morris Arboretum Wetlands and Bloomfield Farm (Nesting Species) 

Fall and Winter Birding with Ruth Walks - 2010, 2011
November 16th - Norristown Farm Park
November 30th - Peace Valley Park
December 4th - Peace Valley Park
December 6th - Norristown Farm Park
December 11th - Forbidden Drive [Sponsored by Friends of the Wissahickon]
January 6th - Green Lane Park

For more information, and where to meet for each walk, check below.

General information: 
Walks start on time; please be prompt. 
Bring binoculars, dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Norristown Farm Park
Tuesday, November 16th and Monday, December 6th
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       $17.00
Meet at the Visitor's Center parking lot.

Main entrance is off Germantown Pike, on the north side of the park. From the PA turnpike exit 333 (Norristown) follow signs for Germantown Pike West for approx. 4 miles to North Wales Road (first light after railroad tracks).  Turn left at light, heading into the Barley Sheaf apartment complex, but stay to the right, go through the main gate, and follow signs to the Park Office/Visitors Center.  Site has restrooms and pavilion.
This park has many different of habitats including riparian, forest, fields, etc.

Peace Valley Nature Center
Tuesday, November 30th and Saturday, December 4th
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       $17.00
Meet at Nature Center Parking Lot at 170 Chapman Road, Doylestown

Forbidden Drive - Wissahickon
Saturday, December 11th
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (note: this walk starts at 9 a.m., not 8 a.m.)
Meet at the concrete tables located at Forbidden Drive and Bell’s Mill Road.

Green Lane Park
Thursday, January  
6th
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.       $20.00
We will see nesting Bald Eagles and wintering waterfowl, such as common merganzers. We will carpool from the McDonalds’ parking lot located at the intersection of Sumneytown Pike and Valley Forge Road in Lansdale. We will leave the parking lot at 8 AM. Park your car closest to Sumneytown Pike.

 

Some walks from earlier this year...

Family Birding at Morris Arboretum
Saturday, September 11th
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      $15.00
100 East Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
Meet in the lower parking lot just past the kiosk.

Enjoy birding at the Arboretum’s Out-on-a-Limb boardwalk in the tree canopy. We will bird from the boardwalk and walk the upper grounds and the Wetlands.
(Non-members of the Arboretum: Please add $10.00 for the cost for admission.)

 

Militia Hill – Fort Washington
Monday afternoon, September 13th   
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       $15.00 
Meet at Militia Hill parking lot off Militia Hill Road.

Take advantage of the other active time of the day for birds and walk with me in the late afternoon.

Morris Arboretum Wetlands
Tuesday, September 14th
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      $17.00
Meet in the lower parking lot just past the kiosk.

This amazing habitat allows viewing of many species of birds.

Militia Hill – Fort Washington
Wednesday, September 15th and Wed., October 20th  
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      $17.00 
Meet at Militia Hill parking lot off Militia Hill Road.

Fall migrants including Raptors.

Pennypack Ecological Trust
Saturday, September 18th and Monday, October 18th
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      $17.00
2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Meet at the parking lot on Edge Hill Road.

Pennypack has a highly diversified area including fields, woodlands and several ponds.  Our walk includes birding along the Pennypack Creek.

Peace Valley Nature Center
Sunday, September 19th and Saturday, October 23rd
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       $17.00
Meet at Nature Center Parking Lot at 170 Chapman Road, Doylestown

These weekend walks are meant for birders of all skills and ages. Consider introducing the whole family to the joys of the Nature Center.

Norristown Farm Park
Wednesday, September 22nd and Tuesday, October 12th
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       $17.00
Meet at the visitor's center parking lot.

Main entrance is off Germantown Pike, on the north side of the park. From the PA turnpike exit 333 (Norristown) follow signs for Germantown Pike West for approx. 4 miles to North Wales Road (first light after railroad tracks).  Turn left at light, heading into the Barley Sheaf apartment complex, but stay to the right, go through the main gate, and follow signs to the park office/visitors center.  Site has restrooms and pavilion.

This park has many different of habitats including riparian, forest, fields, etc.

 

Sunday, September 25 – Peace Valley Nature Center  8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 27 – Wissahickon – Forbidden Drive 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.  

Friday, September 30 – Norristown Farm Park 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

NEW! Saturday, October 1 – Wissahickon – Forbidden Drive and Houston Meadow 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 5 – Wissahickon – Forbidden Drive 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

NEW! Saturday, October 8 – Pennypack Ecological Trust 8:00  to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 14 – Pennypack Ecological Trust 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

Travelogue – All are welcome

Monday, October 3 – Trinidad and Tobago Travelogue Presentation at North Penn High School in the Audion Theater – 7:30 p.m.

 

Bus Trip – North Penn – to register telephone Gail Beigel at 215-853-1029

Thursday, November 10  to Tinicum Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Morris Arboretum – to register telephone Jan McFarland at 215-247-5777 ext. 156

Tuesday, September 27 – Arboretum Wetlands and Canopy 4:00 to 6:00 p. m.

NEW ! Thursday, October 6 – Arboretum Farm and Mill 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 15 – Norristown Farm Park 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

October 16-18 - Trip to Cape May – spaces available –

Tuesday, October 25 – Diverse Habitats 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 6 – Peace Valley Park 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

International Trip – Morris Arboretum

Trinidad and Tobago Trip – April 11 to 18, 2012

 

Bus Trips  - Morris Arboretum

Friday, October 28 – Brigantine, NJ  7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 14 – Conowingo Dam and Perryville, MD for Eagles, Ducks and Gulls, etc.

 


Details on Walks:

Sunday, September 25th – Peace Valley Park from 8:00 to 11:00 am.  Cost is $18.00. 

 

Meet at Nature Center parking lot.

 

Tuesday, September 27th - Forbidden Drive - Wissahickon from 8:00 to 11:00 am.  Cost is $18.00.  

Meet at the concrete tables located at Forbidden Drive and Bell's Mill Road.

 

Friday, September 30th - Norristown Farm Park - East Norriton Township from 8:00 to 11:00 am.  Cost is $18.00.

 

Entrance to park is off of Germantown Pike and Barley Sheaf Drive. After turning on Barley Sheaf Drive, stay to the right to enter park.  

Follow signs for visitor center parking lot, where we will meet.

 

Wednesday, October 5th -  Forbidden Drive - Wissahickon from 8:00 to 11:00 am.  Cost is $18.00.  

Meet at the concrete tables located at Forbidden Drive and Bell's Mill Road.

 

Friday, October 14th - Pennypack Ecological Trust from 8:00 to 11:00 am.  Cost is $18.00.

 

The Trust is located at 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006. Meet at the parking lot on Edge Hill Road.

 

To register for a walk: Please click the "sign up for walks" link.

If you have any questions or decide to attend a walk at the last minute, e-mail me at ruthpfeffer@verizon.net.  I look forward to seeing you.

 

 

Ruth

WALKS:   All walks begin promptly at 8 a.m. unless otherwise specified. Remember to dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring binoculars; hat and guide book optional. 


For information on other programs at MA, MCCC, NP, FHS click here.