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Take a Hike—With a Child

Nature // February 15, 2017

Would it surprise you to hear the following conversation? Parent: “Kids, play outside.” Children: “We don’t have that app.” According to Richard Louv, advocate for connecting children and their families to nature and author of...

From the Archives: Finding Love in the Wissahickon

Conservation // February 14, 2017

This is 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 Dena Sher, a former...

Build Your Butterfly Know-How: A Conversation with Kris Soffa

Conservation // February 08, 2017

Trail Ambassador and lepidopterist Kris Soffa gives us a peek into what we can expect at her upcoming workshop Butterfly Basics: Building Your Own Pollinator Garden at The Cedars House on Sunday, March 5, 2017,...

Take a History Hike in the Wissahickon

News // February 01, 2017

From the late 1600s through the late 1800s, Wissahickon Valley Park was a bustling, industrial hub dotted with mills, inns, and roadhouses. Historic RittenhouseTown is a beautiful representation of this historic era and a great...

Wissahickon Park Trail Closure

News // January 26, 2017

– CORRECTION- Wissahickon Trail Closure: The Orange Trail under the Walnut Lane Bridge is not closed. The upper trail under the Walnut Lane Bridge, an unofficial trail being used by the bridge construction crew, is...

Check Out These Nature Books for Children!

Nature // January 24, 2017

Exploring the natural world with a child is as rewarding for you as it is for them. The same is true for reading to children. Reading books about nature with children will encourage them to...

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