Wildwood Park Events

Wildwood Photography Contest

August 27, 2020 - December 1, 2020

Now is a great time to visit Wildwood Park, camera in hand to snap outdoor photos for the upcoming Photo Contest. Photographs may be dropped off at the nature center starting October 1. Photos must be submitted by Tuesday, December 1 at 3:00 pm. Review official contest rules and guidelines for preparing photos at www.wildwoodlake.org.


SOLD OUT Wreath Workshop

November 28, 2020

Make an evergreen wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

Where: at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Wreath Workshop

November 29, 2020

Make an evergreen wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Wreath Workshop

December 1, 2020

Make an evergreen wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 10:30 & 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

Support the Friends of Wildwood and their current project "Save The Boardwalk" by participating in Giving Tuesday.

 

When & Where: 10:00am – 4:00pm, at the Olewine Nature Center & online


Wreath Workshop

December 2, 2020

Make an evergreen wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 9:00, 10:30 & 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Project FeederWatch

December 5, 2020

Stop by the Nature Center to count the birds at our feeders. Join a naturalist to help observe, monitor and record the number of bird species that visit feeders throughout the winter months. Project FeederWatch is an ongoing research project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If you cannot get enough of this fun research activity, please consider volunteering more often at the Nature Center. Masks and social distancing required. Registration required here.


When & Where: 10:00am – 12:00pm; meet at the Olewine Nature Center


Fee: Free


Natural Ornaments

December 6, 2020

Everyone is invited to create Holiday Ornaments using pinecones, tree cookies, thistle and a vast array of other natural materials. Everything but the creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate your home for the holidays. Workshop times are an hour in length and limited to 10 participants. Social Distancing and Masks required. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, or 2:30pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $5 per participant


Winter Discovery at Wildwood Park

December 12, 2020 - January 16, 2021

Ever wonder where animals go during the winter? Stop by the Nature Center to learn about what the wildlife is up to in the winter months! Winter Discovery will include a variety of self-guided indoor and outdoor stations with information about wintertime in the park, take home items and interactive activities about animal behaviors in winter. The outdoor stations (new this year) include signs along the Delta Boardwalk to enhance your winter walk. 

When & Where: 10:00am – 4:00pm (closed Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st and Mondays); Olewine Nature Center & Delta Boardwalk

Fee: Free


Natural Ornaments

December 13, 2020

Everyone is invited to create Holiday Ornaments using pinecones, tree cookies, thistle and a vast array of other natural materials. Everything but the creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate your home for the holidays. Workshop times are an hour in length and limited to 10 participants. Social Distancing and Masks required. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, or 2:30pm, meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $5 per participant


Winter Walk at Detweiler Park

December 15, 2020

Join a Wildwood Park Naturalist for a hike at Detweiler Park with a focus on tree bark and berries. Become familiar with a variety of common species. Please dress accordingly. Masks and social distancing required. Space is limited. Registration required here.

 

When & Where: 2:00pm – 4:00pm; Detweiler Park

 

Fee: Free 



Winter Lecture Series - Spotlight on PA State Species: Mountain Laurel

January 12, 2021

Mountain Laurel was designated as Pennsylvania’s official state tree in 1933 by Gov. Gifford Pinchot. It is one of the few broad-leaved, evergreen plants native to PA that do not lose their leaves in the winter. A member of the “health family”, mountain laurel is grouped in the same genus as azaleas, blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries and rhododendron. Each spring, Pennsylvania’s mountainsides come alive with blooms of mountain laurel. Join Kelly Sitch, DCNR Ecologist, for a virtual presentation on our state flower and other native wildflowers. Register here.

When & Where: 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Virtually

Fee:
Free


Virtual Winter Lecture Series - Spotlight on PA State Species: Brook Trout

January 26, 2021

In March of 1970, the brook trout became our state fish. Living in Pennsylvania’s 4,000 miles of coldwater streams, they are the only trout species native to Pennsylvania. Clear and pure coldwater streams containing no pollution provide the perfect habitat for this fish species. Brook trout are also called speckled trout, squaretails or just “brookies” by anglers. Join Jason Detar for a virtual presentation on our state fish. Register here.

When & Where: 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Virtually

Fee: Free


Kids Discover: Owls (ages 4-6)

January 30, 2021

Guess WHOOO? Listen to a fun story about owls and learn what makes these nocturnal raptors unique. Discover what owls of PA look and sound like by identifying their feathers and calls. Explore what owls eat by becoming a lab scientist and dissecting an owl pellet. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 11:30am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 4-6 years

Fee: $8.00 per child; chaperones free


Kids Discover: Owls (ages 7-10)

January 30, 2021

Guess WHOOO? Listen to a fun story about owls and learn what makes these nocturnal raptors unique. Discover what owls of PA look and sound like by identifying their feathers and calls. Explore what owls eat by becoming a lab scientist and dissecting an owl pellet. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 1:30pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 7-10 years

Fee: $8.00 per child; chaperones are free


Kids Discover: Groundhogs (ages 4-6)

February 6, 2021

Will Phil see his shadow and announce 6 more weeks of winter? Where do animals spend the winter? Join a naturalist to discover more about groundhogs. A walk will follow, where we will search for signs of other burrowing animals. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 11:30am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 4-6 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Kids Discover: Groundhogs (ages 7-10)

February 6, 2021

Will Phil see his shadow and announce 6 more weeks of winter? Where do animals spend the winter? Join a naturalist to discover more about groundhogs. A walk will follow, where we will search for signs of other burrowing animals. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 1:30pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 7-10 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Virtual Winter Lecture Series - Spotlight on PA State Species: Firefly

February 9, 2021

The firefly was designated as Pennsylvania’s official state insect in 1974. Students from an elementary school near Philadelphia worked with their teacher to nominate the firefly as our state insect after learning there is a species named after our state. Commonly called “lightning bugs,” these insects brighten our summer nights with tiny, brilliant twinkling lights – a true wonder of nature. Join us for a virtual presentation on our state insect. Register here.

When & Where: 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Virtually

Fee: Free


Great Backyard Bird Count

February 13, 2021

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science program of Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology that relies on people to provide a “snapshot” of bird populations in February. This is a chance to enjoy winter birds from the warmth of the indoors. A guided bird walk will be offered at 1 pm following the count, weather permitting. Masks and social distancing required. Pre-registration required. Register here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 1:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


Kids Discover: Animals and Their Tracks (ages 4-6)

February 20, 2021

Join a naturalist to learn the art of tracking. Discover walking patterns and learn about track identification before heading outside for a tracking foray. Explore park trails in search of a variety of animal tracks. Snow on the ground is helpful but not necessary. Dress for the weather. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 11:30am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 4-6 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Kids Discover: Animals and Their Tracks (ages 7-10)

February 20, 2021

Join a naturalist to learn the art of tracking. Discover walking patterns and learn about track identification before heading outside for a tracking foray. Explore park trails in search of a variety of animal tracks. Snow on the ground is helpful but not necessary. Dress for the weather. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 1:30pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 7-10 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Virtual Winter Lecture Series - Spotlight on PA State Species: Mushrooms

February 23, 2021

“The Mushroom Capital of the World” is found right here in Pennsylvania! Kennett Square, located in southern Chester County, produces over 65 percent of the mushrooms consumed in the United States. Grown in dark, windowless buildings, mushrooms can be farmed year-round. However, fungus farming is completely different from growing plants, like corn and potatoes. Join us for a virtual presentation on PA mushrooms. Register here.

When & Where: 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Virtually

Fee: Free


Kids Discover: Snowflakes (ages 4-6)

February 27, 2021

Did you know every snowflake is different? Join a naturalist to learn all about where snowflakes come from and how they are formed. Make your own unique snowflake and discover the size of the largest snowflake ever found! Fun crafts and a walk will follow, weather depending. Dress for the weather. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 11:30am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 4-6 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Kids Discover: Snowflakes (ages 7-10)

February 27, 2021

Did you know every snowflake is different? Join a naturalist to learn all about where snowflakes come from and how they are formed. Make your own unique snowflake and discover the size of the largest snowflake ever found! Fun crafts and a walk will follow, weather depending. Dress for the weather. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration here.

When & Where: 1:30pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 7-10 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Kids Discover: Woodpeckers (ages 4-6)

March 6, 2021

Do woodpeckers get headaches? Learn all about woodpeckers and their adaptations. Discover what they eat, where they live and make a woodpecker craft. A walk will follow where we will search for signs of woodpeckers in Wildwood Park. Dress for the weather. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 11:30am; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 4-6 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Kids Discover: Woodpeckers (ages 7-10)

March 6, 2021

Do woodpeckers get headaches? Learn all about woodpeckers and their adaptations. Discover what they eat, where they live and make a woodpecker craft. A walk will follow where we will search for signs of woodpeckers in Wildwood Park. Dress for the weather. Masks and social distancing required. Program limited to 25 total people, each child is limited to one chaperone. Registration required here.

When & Where: 1:30pm – 3:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Age: 7-10 years

Fee: $5.00 per child; chaperones are free


Volunteer Work Day

March 13, 2021

Kick off the spring season and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Pre-registration required. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Register here.

When & Where: 10:00am – 1:00pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: Free


[ top ]