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Outside This Weekend: Birds, Rocks and a SuperMoon

As always, local parks and organizations have activities planned to get you enjoying the great outdoors this weekend. Remember to check their websites for details, as some require pre-registration and some charge fees.

On Saturday, you can head to Crossways Preserve, Churchville Nature Center or Tacony Creek Park to explore the area with birding experts in the morning, or throughout the day at John Heinz Wildlife Refuge. There will be another bird walk at John Heinz Refuge on Sunday morning.

Another option for Saturday morning is to explore the geology along the Wissahickon Creek with Friends of the Wissahickon or joining Appalachian Club Members on a bike ride through Delaware Canal State Park.

Saturday evening, Natural Lands Trust is providing an opportunity to view the “supermoon” while joining them on a full moon hike, followed by s’mores. Sunday evening offers a second opportunity to see the larger than usual moon, while watching for nocturnal critters on a hike along the towpath at Delaware Canal State Park.

On Sunday afternoon, you can join the Wissahickon Watershed Association to learn about Japanese Forest Bathing and its restorative benefits.

Kimberly Yavorski
Kimberly is a freelance writer, mom of four and former Girl Scout Leader. She loves the outdoors and believes that we would all be happier and less stressed if we took more time to "just be" in nature. You can find more of her work at