It’s supposed to be hot this weekend in the city, a perfect excuse to spend time at the seaside. Here are a few more ways to explore the natural world in NYC and beyond (July 23 –24 , 2016):
- Look for bullfrogs, water snakes and turtles on a happy herpetological walk through High Rock Park in Staten Island
- Walk the Gowanus Canal with author Joseph Alexiou and learn the natural origins of one of the most important – and most toxic – waterways in America
- Get ready to camp! Registration is now open for the Family Camping Weekend lottery in Pelham Bay in the Bronx
- NPR’s All Things Considered has a short segment on how wild birds team up with humans to find honey
- One of the most iconic animals in New York City is the bodega cat. Watch Snowball’s interview about her Brooklyn bodega.
- Atlas Obscura and Underwater New York have collaborated on a wondrous account of the strange objects found in NYC waters. Inspired reading!
- Speaking of the New York waterways, I’m astonished that there are seahorses in the Hudson River. I repeat: There are seahorses in the Hudson River.