The American elm on the northeast corner of 22nd and Chestnut is flowering.
Purple deadnettle is flowering in front of the old Family Court Building, between 18th and 19th Streets on Vine Street.
A Red-tailed Hawk was soaring above Fotterall Square this afternoon.
The Edgeworthia is budding up and ready to bloom, in the yard of St. Mark’s Church on Locust Street between 16th and 17th Streets.
In the meadow area at the Woodlands Cemetery, just a bit west of the mansion, Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) are the dominant plant species (and both are holding on to their fruit) towards the middle of the meadow, while at the margins of the meadow, purple top (Tridens flavus) [its fruits have fallen but its glumes remain] and fall panic grass (Panicum dichotomiflorum) dominate. There’s a couple of patches of yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila – it’s leaf sheath margins aren’t ciliate) and nimblewill (Muhlenbergia schreberi) in there, too.
And – by the fence by the VA hospital, both Rubus phoeniculasius and Rubus laciniatus are growing next to each other. Juncos were flying over by there, as well, this afternoon.
Juncos were flying this afternoon, at the embankment of the Reading Viaduct, next to the train tracks that lead into the tunnel towards Market East.
Senecio vulgaris is flowering in the planted area right by Ridge Avenue, at the Wissahickon train station.