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one turtle slapping another -- a precursor to turtle sex -- at Heinz Wildlife Refuge
City Life

Turtle Foreplay Video from Heinz Wildlife Refuge Goes Viral

Like many Philadelphia residents, 29-year-old stand-up comedian Jamie Pappas woke up on Saturday morning determined to get outside and enjoy the glorious weather. So she […]

peregrine falcon
City Life

The Peregrine Falcon That Brought Route 422 Construction to a Halt Has a New Nest

Good news to deliver from the Falcon Folk who keep track of such things! 93/BC, the intrepid female peregrine falcon whose nest beneath the Betzwood […]

philadelphia deer
City Life

Inside Philly’s Stealth Hunts to Take Out Deer and Protect Our Parks

During the long, cold nights from December to March, highly trained individuals enter Philadelphia’s most popular parks armed with state-of-the-art tools and shoot-to-kill orders. It’s […]

participants in the inaugural heinz wildlife refuge deer hunt during Pennsylvania deer hunting season in 2019
City Life

Controversial Deer Hunt Returns to Philly This Weekend

This Saturday’s weather in Philadelphia looks particularly glorious for late October, with highs stretching into the mid-70s. But if you were planning on taking advantage […]

airplanes and the control tower at Philadelphia International Airport, where international flights have just resumed
City Life

You Can Now Take International Flights Out of Philadelphia Again

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. International Flights Resume Out of Philadelphia (Hooray?) Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about: Would you […]

deer hunting at heinz wildlife refuge
City Life

I Let My Son Try Archery Deer Hunting in Philly. Here’s What It Was Like

You might say that my wife and I were more than a little surprised when our 13-year-old son announced that he wanted to go deer […]

jersey shore seagulls
City Life

Ocean City Mayor: Stop Waving Your Damn Pizza at Seagulls

When you go to the Shore, you’re bound to encounter some annoyances. There are your fellow humans (we ranked the worst of them here). Then there […]

City Life

Soon You Can Bow Hunt for Deer in This Philly Park

A national wildlife refuge on the border of Philadelphia and Tinicum Township in Delaware County plans to open up a portion of its 993 acres […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Bucks County’s Fox Pox

When we were growing up in Bucks County in the 1970s, it was a wonderland of deep dense forests and verdant farmland and misty hills, […]

City Life

People, Stop Killing Wild Animals With Kindness

One of the most embarrassing things I ever did was find a dog that wasn’t lost. It was near Second and Washington, while I was […]

City Life

Feds to Invest $1 Million Annually to Connect Heinz Urban Refuge, Southwest Philly

The folks at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge are celebrating today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will be investing $1 million […]

SEPTA Interim Weekday Schedule
City Life

A Snake Was Discovered at a University City Regional Rail Station

The Snakes on a Plane jokes would be too easy. They’d also be inaccurate, because this slithery serpent wasn’t even spotted on a train, but instead was found inside a […]

City Life

5 Furry Philly Groundhog Day Alternatives to Punxsutawney Phil

There is nothing wrong with Punxsutawney Phil. In fact, for a groundhog, the little guy is pretty cute. Getting a bit chubby in the cheeks, […]

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Podcast Explores Wildlife You Wouldn’t Expect to Find in Philly and Beyond

It may be hard to believe, but urban wildlife extends far beyond subway rats and cockroaches. Local nature nuts, Billy (aka Bernard) Brown and Tony Croasdale, […]