What's Happening at Wildwood Park?
With turtles, birds, music, kid’s activities and the FREE Walk for Wildwood.
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Art In The Wild
Visit the 15 exhibits along Wildwood Way and the Towpath Trail.
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People’s Choice Announced – the people have spoken
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2014 Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info
All trails and boardwalks are open.
Although summer is coming to a close, flowers are still blooming in abundance at Wildwood Park. Blooming along the North Boardwalk: Spotted Jewelweed, Common Dodder (parasitic plant that looks like orange silly string), Broad-leaved Arrowhead, Goldenrod sp., Ironweed, Great Lobelia, American Lotus, Stinging Nettle, and Tick Trefoil.
White berries are ripe on the poison ivy vines. Unlike humans, birds can eat them without an allergic reaction.
Green-winged Teal and a Double Crested Cormorant were spotted at the south end of the lake.
The two Little Blue Herons left the south lobe of the lake after the rain last week. This morning, they are back.
American Lotus is still in bloom on Wildwood Lake. The best views are from the North Spillway, Towpath Trail, and the last bird blind on the North Boardwalk.
This has been a good summer for snakes. Eastern Garter Snakes and Northern Water Snakes are most commonly seen along the Towpath Trail, East Shore Trail, and both boardwalks. Black Rat Snakes are occasionally seen along the Towpath. The snake species that live in the park are not venomous.
Two immature Little Blue Herons have been seen in the south end of the lake. The white plumage of the immature birds makes them look similar to the Great Egret, but they are smaller, have a pale bill with a dark tip and yellow-green legs.
Digger bees have started excavating holes in the soil at the edge of the Towpath Trail. These solitary bees deposit an egg in each hole, along with some nectar and pollen, and then seal it with soil.