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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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Lady With Pigeons, Washington Square Park

Lady With Pigeons, Washington Square Park

May 15, 2014

I’m a pigeon fan! One of the many nice things about Washington Square Park is that many people are fans of the park pigeons, and, if they are not, they often become converts watching the interactions between people and birds. If you’re still not convinced, read here: 21 Reasons you should Appreciate Pigeons Photo: Cathryn

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Red-Tailed Hawk - Bobby or Rosie? - Watches Over Saturday Goings-On at Washington Square From Atop Park Light

Red-Tailed Hawk – Bobby or Rosie? – Watches Over Saturday Goings-On at Washington Square From Atop Park Light

September 28, 2013

Seems fitting for a Red-tailed hawk to surface on the Fountain Plaza as the Pagan Pride Celebration Goes On Around Him (or Her?). I didn’t cover the red-tailed hawks at the park too much this year and not as much in general since Mama Hawk Violet died. There were three juveniles this year, children of Bobby […]

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