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A hermit thrush (brown bird with cinnamon colored tail, dark spots o chest/breast, large dark eye) standing in a bare branch. Photo by Dietra Alyssa Semple via Unsplash

15 Species for Christmas Bird Count 2023

We had a big day on December 17th with 15 species seen during the Christmas Bird Count. The first species was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and the 15th species was a Hermit Thrush which is pictured above (note: this photo was not taken in the park). Thank you to the folks who counted with us and

A Dawn Redwood with fall colored leaves.

Giving thanks for nature in Washington Square Park

Park trees are still holding onto their leaves. For example, Dawn Redwood (pictured above) is coppery bright with needles. This conifer, a tree with needle-like leaves, is deciduous. The leaves turn chestnut in the autumn and fall throughout the season. Christmas Bird Count 2023 Join us on December 17th to observe and count birds in

Nov 4: Fall Foliage Tour in Washington Square Park

Join us and dendrologist Carey Russell on a spectacular Fall Foliage Tour in the historic Washington Square Park! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of fall as we explore the beautiful canopy in this urban park. Reserve your spot in this limited event.

Morning light coming through crown of Tuliptree in Washington Square Park.

November is for Leaf Peeping in Washington Square Park

Fall Foliage Tour – November 4th Leaf peep with us and Carey Russell. Russell is a naturalist, filmmaker, forester, and more. The fall color tour is limited to 20 people. Reserve a spot. That’s a wrap on Tree Wonder 2023 Our 2023 season is over. It is getting chilly outside. The program will resume in