Erin Mooney, Publicist, Friends of the Wissahickon


Friends of the Wissahickon to Host September 24 Valley Talk at Valley Green Inn

Valley Green Bank sponsors a talk with one of the nation’s leading naturalists about migrating birds.

Philadelphia, PA—August 2015-Friends of the Wissahickon is hosting a Valley Talk on Thursday, September 24 with nationally-renowned naturalist and writer Scott Weidensaul, who will give a talk about migratory birds and the importance of preserving their habitat in the Delaware Valley.

The talk will be held at 6 p.m. at Valley Green Inn. Sponsored by Valley Green Bank, the event is free and open to the public. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will be offered after the event.

Weidensaul will discuss the wonder and mechanics of migrating birds and the simple, effective ways we can preserve them, from what we plant in our backyards to what we pour into our morning mug of coffee.

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration. He is also the author of “Return to Wild America,” and “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America.” His newest book, “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean,” will be published in October. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications. He lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds.

Valley Green Inn is located on Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park. Register for the lecture by contacting Sarah Marley at or 215-247-0417 x109, or visit Spaces are limited.

FOW will be hosting another Valley Talk on Tuesday, October 20. The speaker for that lecture will be announced soon.

About the Sponsor

Valley Green Bank, a division of Univest Bank and Trust Co., has three branches in Philadelphia located in Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and South Philadelphia. It also has commercial loan offices in Center City Philadelphia and Radnor, Pa. As a division of Univest, the bank’s footprint has expanded to include 31 financial centers, 3 commercial loan offices and 40 ATM locations In addition to Valley Green Bank’s range of deposit and credit products for business, professional, and individual customers, Univest offers an expanded range of financial solutions including mortgages, trust, wealth management, insurance, and investments. Valley Green Bank is a member of FDIC.

About Friends of the Wissahickon

Founded in 1924, FOW is a 1,600-member nonprofit organization and works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to restore historical park structures, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the Wissahickon Park. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit


Photo of Scott Weidensaul attached.