Peregrines Nest at Perilous Heights
Peregrines thrive in the city not only because of its variety of dizzying perches but also due to its constant smorgasbord of their favorite food.
Ducks Arrive In Fantastic Feathers
Ducks are not like the rest of birds.
The Hazardous Fall of the Osage Oranges
Softball-sized and abundant, they can bruise a head as they tumble.
Milkweed Blooms Draw Monarchs
On a hill of former trash, monarch butterflies find a haven.
Lizards Bask In a Haven of Their Own Making
New York City’s only state park preserve exists thanks to a lizard once released as snake food.
Horseshoe Crabs Lay Eggs Under a Full Moon
Weaving between discarded dogfish heads and tampon applicator flotsam, they are crawling.
Lusty Heralds Call Into the Twilight
The spring peepers have defrosted to haunt the shores of ephemeral vernal pools.
Groundhogs Sleep Soundly With Hearts Slowed
Take inspiration from the woodchuck—one of our city's few truly hibernating mammals.
Winds Like Knives Slice Through the Intersections
The city is a tapestry of snarled wind patterns.