The Friends of Overington Park invite you to meet with Dr. David Hewitt on June 13th at 2:30 PM in Overington Park ( Leiper & Orthodox Streets.. 1300 block of Orthodox St).
Dr Hewitt is a Botanist at the Academy of Natural Sciences here in Philadelphia. His interests include urban and suburban ecology, especially in eastern North America.
He will help us to establish the age of the magnificent Copper Beech that is in our Park. We look forward to hearing a short overview of the natural history of the area, as well as identifying other older trees. Have you ever wondered what the landscape looked like when settlers moved out from Philadelphia? This discussion could clarify some of those questions. Light refreshments to follow the park walk-about.