Animal Videos

 

Urban Beaver Sign

Learn about how to find beavers in the city and how to see what they've been up to. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video. Learn more about beavers here, and check out Beaversmatter.org for even more about Philly area beavers. 

 

Animal Prints

Get started tracking animals and studying their prints, whether that's in snow, mud, or concrete. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video.

 

Learn about our most common birds and get started on birding wherever you are. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video.

 

Spotting Nesting Bald Eagles

Bald eagles are back in a big way. Learn about our national symbol how to observe these majestic predators. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Lots of birds catch bugs over water. Learn about where those bugs come from and the links between the creatures of the water and the air. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Check out the turtles basking in your neighborhood waterway. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

You can learn a lot from observing animals killed while crossing the road. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video.

 

Bird Window Strikes and How to Stop Them

About 600 million birds die by hitting windows every year. We team up with Bird Safe Philly volunteer Stephen Maciejewski to learn more about the problem and talk solutions. Check out Bird Safe Philly and the American Bird Conservancy for more info on what you can do. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video.

 

Handsome waterfowl with darn cute fluffy babies? Noxious birds sliming your parks with green poop? Canada geese inspire strong feelings in urbanites. Learn more about them here. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Bullfrogs provide the bassline for the soundtrack of summer. Learn more about the frogs that rumble away from the shallows of Philly waterways. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Birding By Ear

Binoculars-optional. Learn about birding by ear - listening to the songs, calls, and other sounds birds make to learn about them. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

It pays to stay out of sight if you're an urban snake. Learn how to find our most urban of snakes, the brown snake. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Cleaning Up Invasive Species: Snakehead Roundup

Some exotic species can really muck up an ecosystem. Learn more as Billy visits the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge for their snakehead roundup. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Everywhere you look (and listen) in Philadelphia you can find red-tailed hawks. Learn about our beefy, adaptable, and fearsome raptors. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

An excited twittering fills the sky as dusk approaches. Watch chimney swifts from Billy's roofs and learn about one of our must urban native birds. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Love them or hate them, squirrels are around us all the time. Learn more about our bushy-tailed neighbors with naturalist Ed Edge. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

All About Urban Box Turtles

The Box Turtle is Philadelphia's most charismatic reptiles but also one of its rarest. So let’s talk about Box Turtles and how we can support them wherever we find them, including when they pop up in the city.

 

One video, ALL THE SNAKES. Sandi and Billy talk about our legless neighbors and how to welcome them.