Maple foliage

The sugar maples (Acer saccharum) along Cobbs Creek just south of Marshall Road, and also along 63rd Street down to Catharine Street, are a vivid red.

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Sparrows in Center City

White-throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) were calling and flitting on the ground and in the trees in the park at the southeast corner of 18th and Cherry today.  [there was also a Winter Wren there on the 27th of October – RH]

There was also jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) growing and flowering there, in the far northwest corner of the park, this past summer.

7 November 2015: skip laurel is flowering at this park, along Cherry Street