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!
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To better understand bird migration, we talked with nature writer and bird researcher Scott Weidensaul, author of A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds.
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We chat with a wildlife expert at NYC Parks about Central Park’s diverse animals, what to look for in the winter, and the beloved Mandarin duck.
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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.
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Nine species of bats live in New York State, and Central Park’s 843 acres of sprawling meadows, woodlands, and water bodies play a crucial role in their health.
Tags: Pollinators / Nature Lovers