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Moss Walk with Sadie Francis

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet at Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Road

Explore the delicate hidden world of mosses on rocks, tree stumps, and along the streams of the Wissahickon – an amazing world normally overlooked by trail users. We will learn about the diversity, biology, and habitat of mosses by observing them in their environment along the Orange and Lavender Trails leading tot he Covered Bridge. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hand lenses or magnifying glasses, but we will have ten hand lenses available for sharing. We will be moving very slowly along uneven trails.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 2.5 Miles

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 Maeve Pollack at Visit for updates.

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September 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Rd.
Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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