NYC City Nature Challenge MONDAY EVENTS

On Monday, April 30, the last day of the City Nature Challenge, we have two great NYBG events in Manhattan and a last info table at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens.

MANHATTAN


City Nature Challenge, Fort Washington Park
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Host: NYBG
Location: Fort Washington Park
Description: Enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River, New Jersey Palisades, George Washington Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse. Help document the spontaneous vegetation along one of the only sections of Manhattan shoreline not covered by concrete seawall. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-washington-park
RSVP:None needed. Meet at the entrance at Dyckman St under the Henry Hudson Parkway. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

City Nature Challenge, Inwood Hill Park
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Host: NYBG
Location: Inwood Hill Park
Description: Help document the wildlife in Manhattan's remarkable remnant forest. While it may not be virgin old-growth, the massive Tulip and Oak trees date to post-revolutionary war period. We will visit restored Moscota Marsh, the only salt marsh Manhattan. This is from the parks website: "In addition to saltmarsh cordgrass, Inwood Hill Park’s low marsh also contains big saltwater cordgrass (Spartina cynosuroides) and two species of bulrush. Between the low marsh and the park path are a number of marsh plants rare elsewhere in the city, including Water Hemp (Amaranthus cannabinus) and Salt Marsh Bulrush (Scirpus robustus). Marsh Elder (Iva frutescens), Swamp Rose-mallow (Hibiscus palustris), and Groundsel Bush (Baccharis halimifolia) also grow here. A broad, expansive mudflat runs from the marsh to the channel of the Harlem River Ship Canal. Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) frequent the flat in the winter. Great (Casmerodius albus) and Snowy (Egretta thula) Egrets are common visitors from spring through fall. You can often hear the chattering of a Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) as it flies overhead, hovers, and then drops into the water, emerging with a wriggling fish in its oversized bill." https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/inwood-hill-park
RSVP:None needed. Meet at the entrance at Dyckman St under the Henry Hudson Parkway. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

QUEENS


City Nature Challenge Info Table
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 1pm-3pm
Host: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Location: Unisphere
Description: Find out more about participating in the CNC. Get iNaturalist help, if you need it!
Posted by klodonnell klodonnell, April 25, 2018 02:02 PM

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