Cobbs Creek Weekly Weeds Walk

All are invited to a series of hikes and knowledge shares that emphasize the many edible plants and fungi along this watershed. This week we will explore the rather forlorn and overgrown Mount Moriah Cemetery. It is presently carpeted with red clover (which has medicinal benefits, especially for menopausal women); there is also milkweed, yarrow, brambles, fleabane, daylilies, and other full sun specimens, then down along the creek there are more of the woodland species we have previously encountered. We will meet at the main entrance, which is on Kingsessing Ave at 62nd street. We will commence with our hike at 10:10; the loop should take about 2 hours. The 13 trolley takes one directly there, and there is free street parking, but it is a rather poor and blighted neighborhood, so please be aware. I will be biking but I am unsure of the best route-- Woodland ave does have a bike lane, but Kingsessing may as well. This should be an interesting and unique segment of our exploration of Wild West Philly!

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  • David J.

    So, some of you may have noticed that last week's walk was cancelled due to the threat of rain and sodden conditions along the creek. This was not assisted by the lack of trail maintenance along that stretch of woodland in Yeadon. There was also some steep ravines that would have been difficult to traverse. I do intend to resurrect (ahem!) a walk in the Yeadon half of Mount Moriah cemetery this coming Tuesday, but my week has been crazy busy and I have not had time to conduct a preview that makes for a pleasant course. Tomorrow morning I have a few hours; I will bike out then and map out a route, then post. I am sorry to be so last minute! I hope some of you will still be able to attend. Please be on the lookout for the details tomorrow. Thanks!

    July 19

  • annie

    Hi! I wasn't able to make the 2 Mount Moriah walks, but I'm really interested in that place in terms of finding cool plants. Is that a place you think a group will return to in the future?

    July 18

  • Roxanne S.

    It was great soooo much red clover ,yarrow and queen ann lace. David walks are very good. Great to see everyone. Thanks

    July 11

  • Tiffany R.

    Lovely walk!!!

    July 11

  • David J.

    What an interesting and rewarding walk! Thanks to all who came out to the cemetery! I had a lovely lunch of stinging nettle, poor man's pepper, and leftover chicken of the woods; I also started a brine pickling experiment with all the milkweed seedpods I harvested. And those wild raspberries were divine!

    July 8

  • Louise F.

    Great as usual. An interesting part of Philadelphia!

    July 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize in advance for commenting in this meetup. I moved from a different country and use some medicinal plants. Some of them I was able to find in stores, some are not popular in the US. I'm looking for tansy flowers (Tanacetum vulgare). Can anybody suggest where to find them?

    July 7

  • Louise F.

    I plan to be there provided my work load permits it.

    July 6

  • Roxanne S.

    Hi david yes I will be there I can wait to see this red clover and yarrow

    July 6

  • David J.

    Of course, I will have my phone on me if there are any problems or concerns. I hope to see you all on Tuesday! David: 504.729.8756. Thanks!

    July 5

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