Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) and likely other sumacs (Rhus spp.) are vividly flame colored along West River Drive today.
Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) is no longer in bloom along the Reading Viaduct
Zig-zag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) is flowering in Morris Park today, above the floodplain of Cobbs Creek. (Viburnum dilatatum was in fruit as well, right next to 66th Street)
I’ve been waiting for the day when the chimney swifts (Chaetura pelagica) aren’t zipping above W. Philly. They haven’t migrated yet, but they’re cruising in bigger groups now. – Bernard Brown
The Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa) trees at Logan Circle have begun losing their leaves.
27 May 2015 – their flowers have fallen.
The lichen species Candelaria concolor, Physcia millegrana, Punctelia rudecta, Physciella chloantha, and Amandinea punctata all grow on trees in Rittenhouse Square.
Red Tailed Hawk seen 10/5/14 on it’s frequent perch; the statue Columbia’s wreath atop the Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.