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!
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
About the Conservancy
Feeding urban wildlife may seem like a kind gesture, but it can often do more harm than good. Learn why offering food like bread, crackers, and nuts to Central Park’s wildlife can cause malnutrition, disease, and injuries, and the other ways humans impact our feathered and furry neighbors.
Tags: Conservancy Staff / Pollinators / Nature Lovers / Landscapes
The mammals, birds, and reptiles that call Central Park home have adapted to survive the cold.
Tags: Winter / Nature Lovers
A deep connection to seasonal patterns in nature is imperative to the work of the Central Park Conservancy. But what happens when these cycles become less dependable, or more extreme?
Tags: Summer / Conservancy Staff / Pollinators / About the Conservancy / Trees / Institute for Urban Parks