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!
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
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.
Tags: Conservancy Staff / Pollinators / About the Conservancy / Nature Lovers
Squirrels are a familiar sight in Central Park, energetic and busy ambassadors to our shared greenspace. And perhaps no one knows them better than the data scientists behind the Squirrel Census.
Tags: Nature Lovers