3/17/2012 Spring Ephemerals Walk

Mar 9, 2012 by

Join us for a Spring Ephemerals Walk in Glen Providence Park!  We’ll look for ephemeral (short-lasting) flowers, buds, and other signs of Spring.  There is already Skunk Cabbage in bloom, and perhaps we’ll find some of this lovely Trout Lily emerging!  And we can always look for four-leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day…


Spring Ephemerals Walk

Saturday, March 17
Rain date Sunday, March 18
10:30 am
Main entrance on State Street in Media

This ephemerals walk will be led by Marcia Tate, a photographer and garden coach specializing in native plants and environmentally friendly gardening.  She both teaches at, and has certificates from, Longwood Gardens, and is a member of the Garden Writers Association. A life-long gardener, Marcia believes that it is possible to grow beautiful gardens where people, plants and wildlife thrive together in a healthy setting.

Estimated distance: 1-1.5 miles
Estimated time: 1.5 hours

Be prepared for steep hills, and uneven (possibly muddy) terrain: wear your hiking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one, and you never know when you’ll want binoculars!


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  1. Thank you, Marcia & Stephanie! This was a great, informative walk on a beautiful morning with lots of fun people.

    • stephanie

      Thank you, Scott! It was so nice to meet you, and I encourage people to check out your website for fantastic information on local plants, wildlife, and the history of Little Crum Creek: http://littlecrumcreek.wordpress.com/about/

      I think of Ridley and Crum Creeks as sister creeks (maybe it’s the Okehocking connection), so I guess that would make Broomall’s Run and Little Crum Creek cousins! I had read or heard somewhere that in the 1843 flood, the waters of Ridley and Crum Creeks were within something like 1/2 mile of each other, have you come across that in your research?

      • Cousins–that sounds about right! I don’t specifically recall that detail about the 1843 flood, but it could be in Ashmead’s History or in the Proceedings of the Delaware County History of Science (vol 6). Great to meet you, too, and thanks for linking up to LCC from here & Facebook.

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