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

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from July 3, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Jul17

Blue Wave - Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a cleanup
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul17

Bird and Banner Walking Tour

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan 
This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Guided bird and banner walk with living and portrait birds!
Free!

Jul17

Discovery Hike: Pond Ecology

at Entrance - West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover one of Central Park's freshwater ponds and learn about the tiny organisms that make up one of the load-bearing strands of a healthy food web.
Free!

Jul17

Birding: Beginner Birding

at Entrance - West 110th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Riverside Park to learn the basics of birding how to identify common species in our parks.
Free!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Jul19

Horticultural Volunteers

at Randall's Island ParkManhattan 
This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Horticulture team in keeping the island beautiful! Opportunities to help with the day-to-day operations can include weeding, planting, trail maintenance, propagating plants, and similar garden tasks.
Free!

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Jul23

Blue Wave - Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a cleanup
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul23

Introduction to Birdwatching Walks

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn 
This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Every Saturday, join a member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance on an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding.
Free!

Jul23

Celebrate Shorebirds

at Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens 
This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks' Piping Plover Team and other community partners for a day of educational activities and crafts focused on nesting shorebirds.
Free!

Jul23

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan 
This is an Accessible location

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

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Jul24

Blue Wave - Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a cleanup
Free!

Best For
Kids

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