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February 2015

We “Heart” Hart’s Woods

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo from a previous hike at Hart’s Woods. There are huge trees that are over 200 years old in these woods!   Saturday, February 7th 7:00 to 9:00 PM Doylestown, PA (Call for directions)   Another moonlit hike on the very first property we owned! Hart’s Woods is a climax forest and has trees on it that are more than 200 years old. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate to keep you warm as we hike through the woods we…

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Back to the Jazz Age with the Mercers of Aldie Mansion

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, February 23rd 6:00 to 8:00 PM Aldie Mansion 85 Old Dublin Pike Doylestown, PA 18901   Missed it last month? No problem…here’s another chance to take a trip back to the 1920’s and enjoy an evening tour at Aldie Mansion! Join us for a night tour of the stately home built by William R. Mercer Jr. and his wife, Martha Dana, that is now the headquarters of Heritage Conservancy.   Free for Heritage Conservancy members; $12 for nonmembers; children…

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March 2015

Swamp Tromp in the Moonlight

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 7th 7:00 to 9:00 PM Preserved Property in the Quakertown Swamp (Call for directions)   Tromp in the Swamp by the light of the moon! March’s Full Moon is called the Worm Moon—-let’s see what the creek and meadow sections of the Quakertown Swamp contain at night. Kyle Loucks, the North American Field Herpers Association’s herpetologist, will lead our hike. Free for Heritage Conservancy members; $15 for nonmembers; children 12 and under free. Child supervision is required. Limited…

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What’s so Great About Willie Mercer, Jr.?

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 18th 6:00 to 8:00 PM Aldie Mansion 85 Old Dublin Pike Doylestown, PA 18901   Find out about the talents of the younger Mercer brother! Willie Mercer, Jr. may not have built castles out of concrete, but he was a talented sculptor and craftsman in his own right. Come learn about his talents and get an in-depth tour of the artifacts in our new permanent Mercer Sculpture Display Cases from self-proclaimed history nut, Tammy Schane.   Free for Heritage…

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All Aboard the Orientation Express!

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 19th 6:30 to 7:30 PM Aldie Mansion 85 Old Dublin Pike Doylestown, PA 18901   Would you like to make a difference for our community while meeting people with similar interests to you? If so, then come to our volunteer orientation and bring a friend! Shannon Fredebaugh, our Volunteer Coordinator, will present some of our exciting projects that you can get involved in, and you’ll get a chance to mingle with other volunteers while you enjoy some light refreshments. Please…

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Going Native!

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 28th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Preserved Property in Buckingham Township (Call for directions)   Love the birds and the bees and the butterflies? Join us to learn from the experts about what native plants you should add to your landscape to create a habitat for them! Diane Allison, local bird expert, and Karen Rogers, plant expert from Shady Brook Farms, will share the best plants to encourage birds and pollinators to come to your backyard, all while helping…

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April 2015

Birding in the Cooks Creek Watershed

April 11 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Saturday, April 11th 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Fuller Preserve Springfield Township, PA (Call for directions)   Come birding at the Fuller Preserve! Join expert birder Diane Allison as we hike the 1.6-mile trail and learn about our feathered friends.   Free for Heritage Conservancy members and children under 12; $10 for nonmembers. Child supervision is required. Space is limited. Please register with Tammy at 215-345-7020 ext. 107.  

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Meat the Ole-Fashioned Way

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 25th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Preserved Property in Lansdale, PA (Call for directions) Come see our 18th century smokehouse! Learn how meat was smoked, dried and cured in the late 1700s. Master smokers from My Place Smoked Meats of New Hope, PA will have samples of smoked meats and cheeses (and opportunities to purchase your favorites!!) while we learn about the need for smoke houses in the 18th and early 19th centuries, before the age of refrigeration.…

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