Near the mouth of the Wissahickon, just downstream from the entrance to Forbidden Drive, saw Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida (also called jewelweeds), right next to each other in a common patch, both in fruit and both in flower
Saw: woolly alder aphids (on European alder – Alnus glutinosa) today in alder stand near Cobbs Creek golf course (in Haddington Woods). There were ants with the aphids. (sooty mold, too)
Saw a dead Imperial Moth Caterpillar being consumed by ants on a
path by Memorial Hall in W. Fairmount Park Saturday 9/20/14.
Eupatorium serotinum was in flower this afternoon in the vacant lot next to Stenton (along Wyoming Ave, between 18th and 19th Streets)
On the 14th of May 2015, black locust is flowering there.
This summer I observed wildlife in Center City: a raccoon crossing Lombard Street at 25th, an opossum at our kitchen door on Pine Street, and a ground hog foraging near the Schuylkill River Trail between Chestnut and Market Streets.
Seen today, September 18th 2014 on Staphleya trifolia ….they have been there all summer and have made lace of the leaves.