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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 10:42 PM
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What street is the park entrance off of? My gf's father lives in andora. I may have to stop there on the way.

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Haha Right! I spend too much time in center city and this makes me miss the more serene places that much more.
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What street is the park entrance off of? My gf's father lives in andora. I may have to stop there on the way.
All the way down Wises Mill Rd right off of Henry Ave. Go past Andorra shopping center towards Roxborough and it will be the first left off of Henry Ave after the big appartments or condos or whatever they are.
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Got ya, i never go past the shoping center, they live in section behind it, ill check that out next time

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There is a trail behind the park by where youre talking about. Behind the baseball field is a trail that leads all the way down the hill through the woods. Puts you out right about the same place
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Hmmm, how far from old line rd is the baseball field?

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Houston playground is at the end of Grakyn Ln right around the corner from old line rd. 5 minute walk. Hiking trail behind the baseball field. 15 minute walk down the trail to the wissahickon creek
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Awsome, thanks

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how did i not see this thread until now? btw... that first plant looks like some sort of lichen. and the second questionable plant would only be a hydrocotyle if it growing emersed. i've recently been getting into terrestrial plants, since the bed bully has me planting the front yard, and i am finding a lot of similar plants that look like our aquatics, yet are actually "cousins" of what we grow. or try to grow i should say....lol
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hey Bushkill, let us know the next time you are coming down, and we'll try to arrange a swap meet for that time frame. that is, if you have a few hours to kill.

John, anytime you wanna go on a hike for plant collecting, give me a call man, i'll go with ya.
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Sounds good, my issue is no free time :-/

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We see those salamanders all the time in the early spring in our part of Pa.

But my all time favorite is the Red Eft:

http://srelherp.uga.edu/salamanders/notvir.htm

I don't throw the term "cute" around often, but when I find the little ones that are about an inch long, it just fits.
that is one cool salamander!! i love the terrestrial form. shame they don't stay that way.
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Yeah its weird the redbacks are the only ones I've ever found in that park, even as a kid. And I've found tons over the years.
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i wish i had paid more attention when i was a kid. but i was a salt water freak then. of course, we never thought salamanders and crayfish were cool then....lol
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Right! Now bushkill posted that link and I've been reading about the other salamanders or newts supposedly that are abundant throughout the park. The red spotted, the blue spotted and the marbled salamanders are all there.......I feel......another trip on tuesday......and......another terrarium in between my 29g and my tree frog habitat......what's wrong with me....
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