Exploration 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.

 

Learn about woodland wildflowers that bloom in the spring, before the forest canopy closes up. 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. 

 

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.

 

You can hold a bioblitz anytime, anywhere. We join the Neighborhood Gardens Trust's Jenny Greenberg for a hunt around the Summer Winter Garden. 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. 

 

Binocular Tips

Binoculars are great tools for observing birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, but they can be a little tricky to use the first time. Get started with some tips from Ian Johnson. 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. 

 

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. 

 

The end of summer and the beginning of fall brings more than pumpkin pie spiced madness. It also brings the best wildflower blooms of the year. Learn more about goldenrod, the stars of the fall wildflower show. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support. 

 

Join Sam Bucciarelli of the Philadelphia Mycology Club for a mushroom walk. Thanks to our partners at Grid Magazine for producing the video and to the William Penn Foundation for their support.