I have written posts on basic information on Philadelphia nature and natural places. I have gathered the links to the most popular pages on In Season here on this page.
Philadelphia is thought of a city of important buildings, artifacts and American history, but beneath all that is the land. It is Philadelphia’s land that made it such a desirable place to live for indigenous peoples and the European colonists. Located between two rivers, Philadelphia is a port city and a natural meeting and trading location. Philadelphia has one of the largest park system in the world, consisting of 63 parks, with 9,200 acres. Half of the 9,200 acres are natural land. Philadelphia is in the process of creating more parks and walkways in the city. Many of these new parks are planted with local native plant species. The Tree Philly organization has planted over 15,000 trees in response to Mayor Nutter’s Greenworks goal to make sure each Philadelphia neighborhood has at least 30% tree canopy coverage. I am proud of my city, love the people, and want to share what is great about this land with my fellow Philadelphians and the visitors from all over the world who come to experience our history, Philly food and that ‘Philly vibe’.
BASIC INFORMATION ON PHILADELPHIA NATURE
Philadelphia Natural History: An Overview
List of Native Trees for Philadelphia
Native Street Trees for Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic Region
Early Spring Blooming Plants to Attract Bumble Bees
Spring Blooming Native Plants of Philadelphia
Spring Blooming Native Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds
Summer Blooming Native Plants in Philadelphia
Summer-into-Fall Blooming Native Plants for Philadelphia
Birds of Philadelphia
Insects of Philadelphia
Dragonflies of Philadelphia: A Checklist