Hidden Nature

  • June 19, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meet in front of the rec center at Olney Playground, Spencer and A Sts.
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Ride along with this North Philly nature ride focusing on the birds, beavers, amphibians and reptiles that call the Tacony Creek watershed home. We'll ride through the wooded Tacony Creek Park on the lookout for these creatures, stopping to talk about the nature that is in our backyard. We'll check out industrial wildlife habitat closer to the Delaware River, and we'll wind up looking at ospreys, gulls, and other birds that call the Delaware home. Bring binoculars if you've got them, and plan to get a little dirty.

Billy and Tony host the Urban Wildlife Podcast. Tony is an urban environmental educator and birder. He leads the Ridin' Birdy World Series of Birding, human-powered team. Billy is a nature writer and a big fan of Philadelphia's amphibians and reptiles.


Getting there: The Olney Playground at Spencer and A Sts. is about three quarters of a mile from the Olney Regional Rail stop. or about a mile and a half from the Fern Rock Transportation Center on the Broad Street Subway line

Pace/difficulty: Ride distance is ~10 miles. The tour will involve easy, leisurely bicycling on flat terrain on paths away from cars. Riders are expected to respect other trail users.

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