Discover urban nature on this 2-hour walk in Central Park. We will be observing and identifying birds, wildflowers, trees, insects, and many other flora and fauna that can be found in the woodland area of the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the Ramble.
Meet at the North East corner of West 81st Street and Central Park West at 6:15pm. The walk begins promptly at 6:30. 81st Street Subway station for C and B train is right across the street.
Walk is rain or shine (but not if it is a downpour or severe storm). Wear comfortable walking clothes. Bring binoculars if you own them. We will leave the park at 8:30 after sunset on the west side.
About your host:
Ken Chaya is a New York City artist, designer and urban naturalist. He spent over two and half years walking every acre of Central Park in order to map its many trails, highlight its stunning architecture and landscape features, and most importantly, locate and identify thousands of its magnificent trees. The result was “Central Park Entire,” a profusely illustrated map detailing the park’s varied topography and featuring the location and identification of nearly 20,000 trees and shrubs. Ken is pictured above with his map at the very first Mappy Hour in 2014!