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NYC Parks to Pigeon Abducters: Don't Steal Our Animals! -- "Pigeons are Core to Character of NYC"

NYC Parks to Pigeon Abducters: Don’t Steal Our Animals! — “Pigeons are Core to Character of NYC”

July 29, 2015

Updated 3:29 p.m. NYC Parks Department Speaks Out on Abducting; PA pigeon shoot occurring this weekend; Is a Brooklyn pet supply store involved in netting & selling of NYC street pigeons? The New York City Parks Department is not taking kindly to the netting and abduction of nearly 300 pigeons at Washington Square Park last […]

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Who Netted and Abducted Nearly 300 of Washington Square Park's Pigeons?

Who Netted and Abducted Nearly 300 of Washington Square Park’s Pigeons?

July 27, 2015

Updated July 28th, 5:43 p.m. 300 Pigeons Seized and Abducted from Washington Square Park | Netted and Snatched in Broad Daylight to be Sold and Killed in Cruel Pennsylvania Live Shoots For over ten years, there have been reports of mass pigeon netting – bird napping – going on in New York City. A van […]

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World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

World Science Festival: All Day Events + Map Wildlife in Washington Sq Park Sunday, May 31st

May 29, 2015

The World Science Festival, now in its 8th year, is going on through the weekend around the city, and comes to Washington Square on Sunday, May 31st when the park will act as host to the Ultimate Science Street Fair. Added on this year to the schedule is a chance to discover wildlife in the […]

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Cutest Squirrel Ever at Washington Square Park

Cutest Squirrel Ever at Washington Square Park

May 22, 2015

I think they are all great, of course. This was taken in 2011 and I believe this was on the Eastern end of the park. Photo: Cathryn

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Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

Track the Buried Minetta Creek in Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park Trees with WSP Eco-Map

April 24, 2015

Have you been wondering where the buried Minetta Creek flows underground around and through Washington Square and the Village? Or wanted to know the name of each species of tree in the park? Well, now you can find out with a wonderful new mobile map. You read about the beginnings of the project here last […]

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Super Eerily Cute: Great Horned Owlets of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Super Eerily Cute: Great Horned Owlets of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

April 15, 2015

How fantastic are these two? While working on a post about the Washington Square red-tailed hawks*, I came across this photo of two Great Horned Owlets at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Brooklyn-Queens) taken earlier this month. Here is a lot more info (and a web cam in Savannah) about owlets, which are fledgling owls. (Who […]

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A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park

A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park

January 23, 2015

New York University’s latest Alumni magazine features A Map of the Natural Inhabitants & Visitors of Washington Square Park. The map is featured above and the magazine also contains a key explaining those inhabitants and visitors, which includes the American Tree Sparrow, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Human, Little Brown Bat, Rock Dove (the pigeon!), Red-tailed Hawk, […]

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A Sparrow & Sign at Washington Square

A Sparrow & Sign at Washington Square

September 30, 2014

Love the sparrows and all the wildlife at the park and how they intermingle within the environment. I also really loved this top photo! Photos: Cathryn

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Wildlife Appreciation: Washington Square

Wildlife Appreciation: Washington Square

July 9, 2014

One of my favorite things about Washington Square Park is how appreciative of the park’s wildlife people are! And, in turn, children learn to appreciate the wildlife that are around them, including the pigeons and squirrels, which are New York City’s nature and wildlife and deserve that appreciation! (Cell phone pictures = a little fuzzy!) […]

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Five week old Red-tailed hawks across from Washington Square are getting bigger, will fly soon!

Five week old Red-tailed hawks across from Washington Square are getting bigger, will fly soon!

May 27, 2014

The two baby hawks, who have not been named yet, are about five weeks old sitting along Washington Square South twelve stories up. They are called eyasses at this stage. They have not taken flight yet. This is the fourth year the nest has been on the 12th floor of the Bobst Library outside NYU […]

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