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Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Conservation // February 14, 2018

Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. “This trail truly is among so many Fairmount Park gems, and...

There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop

Nature // February 14, 2018

By John Holback There are approximately 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon Park. Three trails (Orange, White, and Yellow) run parallel to the creek for more or less the whole length of the park,...

From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon

Wildlife--birds // February 07, 2018

by Steve Lawrence One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Steve Lawrence (1921-2012)...

How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses?

Education // February 01, 2018

By Sarah West The Wissahickon Road House Era lasted from the 1840’s to about 1915.     See if you can match each of the seven pictures below to its name. These photos were taken before 1916....

Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Cresheim Trail

Conservation // January 23, 2018

By Susan Dannenberg, Chair, FoCT Board of Directors It has been an exciting year for the Cresheim Trail. The big news is that Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced an ordinance that will authorize the City of...

What to See in the Wissahickon

Nature // January 16, 2018

By Wendy Willard American Holly (Ilex opaca) The American holly is an evergreen that bears showy fruit and a truly deer resistant Holly (yeah!), found in moist, well-drained soils, frequently in shaded woods. The trees...

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Conservation // January 11, 2018

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Conservation // January 04, 2018

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News // December 20, 2017

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News // December 15, 2017

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News // December 11, 2017

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Nature // December 05, 2017