Spring Awakenings: May in the Wissahickon

FOW has been waiting for spring to celebrate Forbidden Drive being named Trail of the Year by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. 

Join the party on Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Green Inn.

A brief featuring DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and other speakers begins at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch, guided hikes by Ruth Pfeffer and other local environmental experts and a volunteer activity. 

Visit www.fow.org/event/trail-of-the-year-celebration for details. 

by Maura McCarthy, Executive Director, Friends of the Wissahickon 

Wissahickon Valley Park is a special place all year long, but I think my favorite season in the Wissahickon is spring, when there is a newness in the woods, a return of life. Many species of plants and animals rely on and thrive in the natural habitat that Wissahickon Valley Park’s forests and meadows provide. It took a long time to feel like spring, but now that it’s in full swing, click above for what some local experts tell us to look and listen for in the park this month.