Summer is a lively season in Central Park. Just as the pace of life for human New Yorkers takes on a newly hurried hum, our feathered and furry neighbors also become more active in the summer months. They’re busy caring for their young, foraging for food, and making the most of the expansive habitat the Park provides.
On your next visit to the Park, you might find yourself wondering... Am I a squirrel at heart or is my animal essence more avian? (Come on, we know you have!) Take this quiz to find out—and learn how you can coexist with these varied and vibrant creatures who live in Central Park. It may be your urban backyard, but it’s their house!
When it comes to skipping town—and the cold—Central Park’s monarch butterflies go the distance: a pilgrimage that starts in southern Canada and the northeastern United States and ends in Mexico.
Tags: Conservancy Staff / Spring / Flowers / Pollinators / Nature Lovers
About the Conservancy
Urban greenspaces like Central Park connect city dwellers to the intricate and dynamic ecological systems we need for reflection and recreation, and other species count on for survival.
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The mammals, birds, and reptiles that call Central Park home have adapted to survive the cold.
Tags: Winter / Nature Lovers
Plants and Trees
Get to know the science and history behind the plants that keep their hue throughout the winter, offering a dependable splash of color to New Yorkers when they need it most.
Tags: Conservancy Staff / Winter / About the Conservancy / Trees / Nature Lovers