PA Native Species Day Hike
How to find us: Enter the park from Gradyville Road. Once in the park, follow the signs to the park office, which is Hunting Hill Mansion, and meet in the upper parking lot. If using GPS, enter these coordinates to take you directly to the meeting location: +39.95076, -75.45191
Invasive plants, birds, animals, and insects, feral cats, non-native pathogens and more pose a huge threat to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna in ecosystems throughout the world. Celebrate Pennsylvania Native Species Day (officially May 18th) by joining Ridley Creek State Park’s naturalist for a hike and learn how to identify local native vs. invasive plants, birds, and animals. Participants are welcome to bring work gloves and clippers for some actual hands-on experience battling invasive plants along the way while learning about ways to naturalize and enhance your own back yard habitat.
All ages are welcome. This hike will last two hours and cover 2-3 miles. Wear good hiking shoes as the trails can be uneven and rocky. Restrooms are available on site.