An Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) was ambling about in the park at the southeast corner of 18th and Cherry (Three Logan Square Park).
There’s an Ovenbird at the park on the 23rd of May 2015, at about 3/3:30PM
An Ovenbird was sighted at the UPenn Biopond on th 15th of December, 2015: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26214890
Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) is in fruit in the floodplain of the Wissahickon, upstream from the Hundred Steps and downstream from the Henry Avenue bridge.
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.
This afternoon, Robins (Turdus migratorius), Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) were eating the red fruits of the hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) trees planted along the 20th Street side of the Free Library on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – the also-red fruits of the adjacent toothache trees (Zanthoxylum sp.) went uneaten.
The southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) on Hamilton Walk, just west of Penn’s Biomedical Library, is currently dropping its fruit.
Muhlenbergia capillaris is growing at the Wissahickon train station, just a bit in from Ridge Avenue, on the left side of the way to the platform.
Ganoderma is growing through the mulch under and around the sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima) at the northwest corner of 19th and Arch.