What's Happening at Wildwood Park?
2015 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
Open to all, free, easy to participate. Photo Submission deadline November 29, 2015
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New art exhibits at the Olewine Nature Center
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Photo Contest winners are on display.
Wildwood bridge and trail improvements completed
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Art In The Wild applications due by January 19, 2016
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2016 Application »
2016 Art Site Map »
Trail & Bird Sighting Info
All trails and boardwalks are open.
Now that the leaves are off the trees, it is a good time to look for nests. Robin nests are fairly large and are made of mud and long grasses. A Catbird nest is a messy collection of sticks that often incorporates bits of trash. Oriole nests hang below a branch like a gray bag. Squirrels make a drey, which is a large, messy collection of leaves high in a tree.
As cold weather returns, so do winter birds. Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows are back in the park.
Piles of walnut husk debris indicate that a squirrel has been there fattening up for the winter. Look for these "middens" along the edges of the boardwalks.
Bird species seen in Wildwood Park this morning: Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck, American Coot, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird.
Birds are usually relatively quiet in fall and winter, but this morning an American Robin, Carolina Wren, and White-throated Sparrow are quite vocal.
Witch Hazel shrubs are blooming along the Towpath Trail. Look for their fringed yellow flowers.