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Open flowers of Yoshino Cherry tree.

Predict when the Yoshino Cherry will bloom in Washington Square Park

Submit your predictions for cherry bloom time in 5 cities: Washington, D.C. and New York City (USA), Kyoto (Japan), Liestal-Weideli (Switzerland), and Vancouver BC. This is the first year NYC is participating and the candidate Yoshino Cherry tree is in Washington Square Park! The International Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition provides the data (and a pot

European Holly leaves partially covered with snow.

Is Spring 2024 on Its Way in Washington Square Park?

Plants are leafing out in…Florida, Texas, and parts of California and the Southwest! Check out the USA NPN Status of Spring tracker for more information. Would you like to take a guess when the first leaf will appear in the park? The leaves pictured above are European Holly, which is a broadleaf evergreen shrub. The

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