Wildlife

A turtle hangs out on a rock in Morningside Park

Meet and learn about NYC's wildlife neighbors, from the fish and crabs of our waters to the hawks and eagles of our skies. Our expert Urban Park Rangers, Parks Wildlife Unit, and our partners and friends lead wildlife-viewing tours and lectures all across the New York City. Join us! To learn more about NYC's wildlife and what to do when encountering wildlife, please visit our Urban Wildlife page

Wildlife Events

Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9

Mother's Day Hike and Craft

at Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and be inspired by Mother Nature to build a nature-themed craft and go on a hike!
Free!

Must See
Event
May 9

Water’s Edge Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) maintains a variety of planted and themed gardens and landscaped areas throughout the park, all created using native species and sustainable practices.
Free!

May 9

Citizen Science: Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Greenbelt Nature Center for an evening dedicated to the “living fossil” that has existed for over 445 million years.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May12

They Only Come Out at Night: Inviting Bats to your Garden

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Bats love eating mosquitoes, so we love bats! Join NYC Urban Park Ranger Dan Tainow for a workshop on how to create bat habitat in your garden.
Free!

May12

Wormy Wednesday

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Bronx Connector (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Come visit us after school to learn about vermicomposting! Check out our worm bin and take-home information on how you can make your own.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May15

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we recommend bringing binoculars.
Free!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May16

Birding: Warbler Watch

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May16

Birding: Spring Migration

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May16

Birding: Spring Migrants

at 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May16

Birding: Nests

at Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come learn how each species of bird make their own unique nest as we take a short hike to spot them in the trees.
Free!

Saturday, May 22, 2021

May22

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May23

Birding: Spring Migrants

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

May29

Connecting Parks Walk

at Near the Jerome Avenue and W 166th Street entrance (in Mullaly Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers guide you on a walk to take in scenery through Mullaly Park, Joyce Kilmer Park, and Macombs Dam Park.
Free!

May29

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

May30

Nature Exploration: Frogs

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we listen for frog calls and identify frog species in High Rock Park. All the data we collect will contribute to a nationwide citizen science project called FrogWatch USA.
Free!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Jun12

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Jun26

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Jul10

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Jul24

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sep25

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

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