In the rush of joy about the election of Warnock and Ossoff in Georgia, followed by the infuriating and terrifying insurrection on the Capitol, and then the glow of excellence at the Inauguration of Biden and Harris, we failed to publish a January newsletter!
The iconic Englism elm in the northwest corner of the park needs no introduction! We are so pleased to share photographs of this 342 year old tree taken by Brian Kelley of Gathering Growth Foundation.
We counted birds on December 20, 2020 for the Christmas Bird Count. The day was COLD but we birded slowly for over two hours and observed 14 species. We will participate in the Backyard Count this weekend (Feb 12-15, 2021). If you’d like to join us, masked and physically distanced, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “bird count” in the subject.
Save the date for the Park-by-Park Challenge, part of City Nature Challenge 2021, Friday, April 30th – Monday, May 3rd. We will provide details in a future newsletter.
Georgia is on a lecture circuit this year. She’ll be presenting on the birds and trees of the park on March 23rd, 7pm, hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club. Registration (free) details here.