Celebration of The Great Beech

October 21, 2019

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In 2006, the grandeur of The Great Beech reached Champion status thanks to the Pennsylvania Forestry Association’s Champion Tree Program. With a circumference of 257 inches, a spread of 105 feet, and a height of 102.5 feet, The Great Beech’s measurements made it the la...

To begin to “rewild our Wissahickon child”, the environmental education staff at the Wissahickon Environmental, have created two programs: The Outdoor Adventure Club and Kids Explore.

November 15, 2017

Why Make Your Own Cleaners?

Making your own effective, non-toxic cleaners is a great idea in so many ways.

  1. Many cleaners you buy at the store contain toxic chemicals and are bad for your health. They are dangerous for your body whether you inhale them, touch them, or...

September 28, 2017

As the butterflies emerged from their chrysalides, we learned some more fascinating facts about these mystical creatures!

Autumn doesn’t have to mean that opportunities for harvesting fresh local fruit are over; there are still important berries to be found! One crowd favorite you can find locally are the berries of the staghorn sumac tree (Rhus typhina), native to Eastern North America a...

September 7, 2017

Inside the chrysalis the caterpillar turns into a sort of genetic soup the consistency of slime, completely re-configuring itself into a butterfly from this matter.

September 5, 2017

As summer nears its end, so comes the time for the great great grandchildren of Mexico-born Monarchs who migrated north to return.

July 19, 2017

For thousands of years we have used organic plant matter through tinctures, balms, infusions, salves, and straight consumption to treat our ailments.

July 13, 2017

For many kids who live in the city, nature can be a scary and bewildering place.