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September 2010

Members' Night at Academy of Natural Sciences

Members Night Academy Natural Sciences Philadelphia 2010


Eli: I found a shell and the picture I colored and another picture of a bird

Michael: a red knot

Eli: eating something

Michael: horseshoe crab eggs.

Eli: The shell looks like this. It’s a crown conch.

Michael: Do you know the guy giving out the pictures is also a resident of Chestnut Hill? Doug Wechsler.

Eli Zickler of Chestnut Hill with grandfather, Michael left, father Joel and sister Lucy, right, at the Academy of Natural Sciences members’ night. Watch video interview here.

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Andorra's tree house tree stump down

Tree house stump down

SO THE TREE HOUSE TREE IS DOWN? “Yeah, it’s been a stump for thirty years. It wasn’t going to last forever. AND BEFORE IT WAS A STUMP? “It was the tree of the tree house. I never got to see that. But it grew through a porch that was there and would have been an amazing sight.” HOW MANY YEARS OLD WAS IT? “It was from the 1700s.” WHAT KIND OF TREE? “A sycamore, very beautiful in the photographs.” WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE BACK NOW? “We’re going to have a porch built along the entire back length. Friends of the Wissahickon are going to help us build that. They’ve already had the architectural plans drawn. It’ll be twelve foot wide so we can have more teaching space outdoors. It’s going to have a green roof. It’s going to have a circle on the floor of a different wood that shows where the tree had been. And there’s going to be an opening in the ceiling like a Plexiglas, lexan opening that would show where the tree would have gone through the ceiling.” Trish Fries, Environmental Education Planner, Wissahickon Environmental Center. Watch video interview here.




Art Miron sings impromptu at Kilian's Hardware

art miron folksinger

“This is the man you should be interviewing, seriously. You know Art Miron? He performs at 2 Mount Airy stations and he’s the best folksinger, he’s wonderful. TELL ME MORE ABOUT HIM. He has a beautiful voice, a great personality. And a lot of these songs are your own, aren’t they? OK, they’re not your own. You sit there, you smile a lot, delightful, very warm. Am I embarrassing you? And he collaborates with different people.” Linda Baldwin. DOES YOUR GROUP HAVE A NAME? No, my name’s Art Miron and I just play with another guy who plays with me. CAN YOU SING SOMETHING, A PREVIEW? You’re kidding, in here? ‘Hey, hey good looking, whatcha got cookin’? Hows about cooking something up with me?” Kilian’s Hardware. Watch video interview here.