Three Reasons to Get Outside This Winter

A sleepy Great Horned Owl, normally hidden, stands out quite easily on a leafless branch. Winter has arrived, and for many, this means that time spent outside will more or less cease to exist. Frigid conditions don’t compare well to the warmth and comfort of the indoors. Yet, I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss […]

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Fridays in the Forest Workday

Join us for this week’s Fridays in the Forest workday! We will be working on trail clearing and maintenance at our lovely Fuller Preserve. Work level: Easy to moderate Tools: Loppers and hand saws (we will also have some available if you can’t bring any) Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Register: Register with Melissa Lee at […]

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10 Years of Amphibian Conservation

Each spring and fall, Heritage Conservancy volunteers take to the streets to save these cold-blooded critters. During certain rainstorms, amphibians migrate to their breeding grounds. However, roads often intersect these journeys, leading to unfortunate casualties. At two locations in Bucks County, Heritage Conservancy volunteers go out at night, often in a downpour, to help these […]

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Christmas at Aldie 2022

On Sunday, December 4th, we gathered together for our 34th annual Christmas at Aldie event at Aldie Mansion! We kicked off the holiday season with lavishly gilded hallways, sparkling décor, festive music, and divine cuisine by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. Together we celebrated our common goal of making the world a better place for generations […]

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Fridays in the Forest Workday

For this week’s Fridays in the Forest workday, join us at the Pursell Preserve in Springfield Township to take down some old fences. In order to define livestock pastures and confine their livestock to their property, farmers would use wire-woven fences that were often simply attached to trees. We will be taking down and removing […]

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Fridays in the Forest Workday

For this week’s Fridays in the Forest workday, join us at the Quakertown Swamp in Quakertown, PA to remove invasive species. Invasive species threaten our native plants by crowding them out and outcompeting them for resources. They also have the added benefit of not being encumbered by disease, parasites, or herbivores. Join us as we […]

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Endangered Monarchs and Our Role in Helping Them

Monarch butterflies were added to the endangered species list this year due to their rapidly declining populations. MONARCH BUTTERFLIES One of the most famous butterfly species, the Monarch butterfly, is not just known for its iconic orange and black coloration but also their unique life history. These butterflies make some of the most spectacular migrations […]

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Decorating for Christmas at Aldie

Help us decorate the mansion for our annual Christmas at Aldie event! We will spend the week after Thanksgiving decorating the mansion for the holiday season. Spread some cheer and lend a hand! Event capacity is limited. This event is free of charge and will be offered on the days of November 28th – December […]

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Fall Frenzy

On November 15th and 16th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, come to Aldie Mansion for Fall Frenzy and help prepare the grounds for the winter ahead. We will work to trim back bushes, rake leaves, and complete other projects in the gardens. Your work will aid in the preservation and protection of this historic […]

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Events

    1. Sleeping Forest Hike: Guided Walk

      March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2. Historic Window Repair Workshop

      March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    3. Swamp Tromp

      March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
    4. Spring Garden Cleanup

      March 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    5. Spring Birding

      April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am