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Events Calendar

Guided Tour: New Trails!

Location: Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve Explore the brand-new trails at Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve (TPBNP) with your personal guide, Jim Moffett — French & Pickering's own Preserve Manager […]

Bird Migration Watch

Location: Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve Take advantage of bird migration at its peak! Master Naturalist Patty Werth of the Valley Forge Audubon Society will be leading an expedition at […]

Carriage Rest at the Ruins

Location: Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve Witness a unique sight in today's modern world! Join the Brandywine Valley Driving Club as their carriages and horses take a mid-morning break at […]

Annual Auction Preview

Enjoy a sneak peek at all the amazing items available for bidding during this year's Annual Auction. Even though the event will be exclusively online this year, we don't expect […]

Hidden Canals of Eastern PA

Join a lecture and book signing with photographer, writer and watershed educator Sandy Sorlien as she discusses the lesser-known canals of eastern Pennsylvania. To register, email programs@frenchandpickering.org.

Canal Walk with Sandy Sorlien

Join photographer and Watershed Educator Sandy Sorlien on a guided walk of Laurel Lock, Water Works Lock and Yankee Dam Lock. Refreshments to follow at Eden Valley Farm. To register, […]

Forest Bathing

Templin Woods Preserve 343 Templin Road, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

Join Colleen Cranney as she guides a forest bathing walk in Templin Woods Preserve. Also known as shinrin-yoku, this ancient Japanese relaxation technique centers on taking in the forest through […]

Bird Tree Decorating & Hike

Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve Warwick Furnace Road & Valley Way Road, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

One of our most popular events of the year! Colleen Cranney will lead a hike on our new trails at the Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve. Post-hike, attendees will gather […]

Get Out and Walk!

Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve Warwick Furnace Road & Valley Way Road, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

Numerous studies have shown that in just an hour, immersing oneself in nature is associated with incredible health benefits, including lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety and depression, better focus, improved […]

Chick-A-Dee Lecture with Brittany Coppinger, PhD

Historic Yellow Springs 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

Spend an evening with Brittany Coppinger, PhD, of Villanova University as she reports on 20 years of Chick-A-Dee observations at Templin Woods Preserve. Dr. Coppinger is a Mendel Science Experience […]

Chick-A-Dee Walk with Villanova

Templin Woods Preserve 343 Templin Road, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

Take a walk with members of Villanova University's Department of Biology to spot and discuss the population of chick-a-dees that call Templin Woods Preserve home. For 20 years, scientists at […]