Planting with Purpose: Saving Nature at Home and Beyond
February 7, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
We see more development and less wildlife habitat around us. Songbird species are declining at an unprecedented rate. We notice fewer butterflies than we used to. Despite these problems, you can make a difference! The "how to" of incorporating native plants, eliminating invasive plants, and creating outdoor space attractive to both humans and wildlife are included in this program.
Explore the world of maple sugar on the historic grounds! Tree tapping demonstrations, sample stations, kids’ games and crafts, and live owl presentations will take place throughout the day. Learn how birds like the yellow-bellied sapsucker rely on Pennsylvania’s forests for food sources, such as sap! Scout programs also available. Admission to the festival is free. There is a pancake breakfast from 9:00 to 2:00. Cost is $5 per person for the breakfast.
The first home in America of artist and naturalist, John James Audubon. Come visit this beautiful 175 acre sanctuary today located at 1201 Pawlings Road in Audubon Pennsylvania! We're at the intersection of Pawlings Road and Audubon Road. Use Norristown in your GPS for easy directions.
Museum Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 1 - 4pm
Sanctuary Grounds: Tuesday thru Sunday 7am - Dusk
Adults and kids alike love to visit Mill Grove for the vast array of wildlife. This bird sanctuary has something to offer everyone. Hike the trails to see pileated woodpeckers, walk down to the Perkiomen Creek to see cormorants or simply visit our 4 live owls that live near the museum house in their outdoor aviary. The winter is also a great time to visit to watch some of our many bird feeders. You'll have the chance to see birds ranging from blue jays to juncos. Make Mill Grove your weekend destination!
At Mill Grove we have over 4 miles of maintained trails ranging from meadows to steep terrain along the Perkiomen Creek. A 4.5 mile paved trail loops the entire 175 acre property perfect for running, walking or biking.