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City Nature Challenge 2019: Glen Fern

April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet at Glen Fern

This year, Philadelphia will be taking part in the City Nature Challenge, competing against cities worldwide to observe the greatest number of species of flora and fauna…and you can participate! Help us to collect data on the many plants and animals living in Wissahickon Valley Park! Be sure to download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone prior to these events as that’s what we’ll be using to capture data about these unique grasslands. Learn more at 

Come learn about the City Nature Challenge and enjoy a hike while documenting the plants and animals along the Wissahickon Valley Orange and White Trails. Glen Fern will be a base-camp to provide support for using the iNaturalist app to document your observations. There will be experts to help identify the flora and fauna in your photos. Rest, relax and meet others who enjoy nature and like to explore the outdoors. Glen Fern is located in the Park next to the Wissahickon Creek at the cul-de-sac along Livezey Lane. Please note that there is no parking along the roads, lanes or trails in the Park. Entrance to the Orange and White Trails are from Kitchen’s Lane, Valley Green and Wise’s Mill Road. This event is sponsored and hosted by FOW, Interpret Green and bioPhilly.

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Sarah Marley at Visit for updates.

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April 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Glen Fern
1100 Livezey Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119 United States
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