Friends of the Wissahickon’s Fall Valley Talks on October 25 Presents:



with the Pennsylvania Game Commission

PHILADELPHIA – October 17, 2023 – Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) welcomes its partner the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a Valley Talk, the first of two this fall, on Wednesday, October 25, when Jordan Sanford, a wildlife outreach coordinator with our state wildlife agency presents A Bird’s Eye View of Watching Wildlife in Pennsylvania.”


Do you ever wake up to a chorus of songbirds and wonder who is singing outside your window? Are you interested in watching wildlife in their natural habitat, but aren’t sure where to go? Pennsylvania is home to 480 species of wild birds and mammals, and in this session, Sanford will introduce you to places you can safely go to see wildlife and what equipment you’ll need. From the Elk Range in north central Pennsylvania to the wetlands of Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in the southeast, there’s something somewhere for everyone.

Every fall and spring Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) hosts Valley Talks – a free lecture series featuring a variety of Wissahickon-related topics ranging from history and habitat to environment and watershed.

Valley Talks are held from 6-7 p.m. and are hybrid – in person at the Valley Green Inn and virtual (online registrants will receive a Zoom link before the presentation).

Register to attend at

Join FOW for the next fall Valley Talk on November 7 when Marc Peipoch, Ph.D. of Stroud Water Research Center as he discusses “Climate Change in our Watersheds.” Register to attend at

Valley Talks are presented by Prentiss Smith & Co.