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Reindeer at Elmwood Park Zoo

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The reindeer are at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA:

Elmwood Park Zoo

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Elmwood Park Zoo is located at 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401. The zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. On Sunday afternoons from Noon until 4PM the coffee shop, Jus Java, offers free live musical performances.

The eagles at the Elmwood Zoo are in rehabilitation for injuries, such as, a broken wing. Here they are at feeding time:

Bird Watching

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, the 18-acre historic estate located in Northeast Philadelphia is a public park that has long been a destination for local birders. Situated on the bank of the Delaware River, the site attracts a variety of bird from bald eagles to blue herons. Right off of the estate’s shores is a nest that is home to ospreys, a bird listed on the threatened species list by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Glen Foerd will be celebrating their winged friends with a Feathered Fun Day in coordination with Elmwood Park Zoo and the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. The Elmwood Park Zoo, located in Norristown is an accredited zoo by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. They maintain a collection of over 100 species with the mission of inspiring active participation in conservation. Elmwood Park Zoo will be bring their live raptors for guests to view. John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will be bringing objects from their touch collection. Guests will be able to learn what makes each bird different and how the various types of birds have adapted to their habitats. Children’s crafts will also be available for families to enjoy.

Pricing for the event which will run from 11:00-1:00 PM is $5 per person, children under 5 are free. The day will kick off with a 9:00 am Bird Walk lead by the Delaware Ornithological Club around the grounds of Glen Foerd. Ticket pricing for the Bird Walk $5. Special joint ticket pricing of $8 will be available if you would like to attend both events.

Glen Foerd on the Delaware is the last of the grand Philadelphia riverfront estates open to the public. The estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Landscapes Survey. Glen Foerd connects visitors to the legacy of the estate through programs in the arts, nature and history and preserves and protects the landscape, buildings and collections for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community and future generations. Glen Foerd is a Fairmount Park property operated by the Glen Foerd Conservation Corp. in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and supported in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.