Late Winter at the Estuary
Time & Location
About the Event
Did you realize that Philadelphia is an Estuary City? That our city once teemed with living, breathing, tidal rivers, creeks, marshes, and swamps? That the dutch called the Schuylkill “Hidden River” because it was so lushly awash in tall marsh grasses that they didn’t realize a big river flowed into the Delaware? The best spot to get a sense of our city’s former intimate connection with tidal ecosystems is John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Come out and see the estuary getting ready for spring. Bring your imagination and binoculars, if you have them. And be ready to take in birds and reeds and creeks and things.
Meeting Spot: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia 19153 (Meet in the parking lot near the entrance to the visitor center)