Possum Romance Season
The brief life of a possum is one lived largely alone, until it hears the soft clicking of an enchanting mate.
Squirrels Are Inadvertent Arborists
Eastern gray squirrels have a whole constellation of hidden sustenance that they will recover by scent or memory.
Ducks Arrive In Fantastic Feathers
Ducks are not like the rest of birds.
Yip-Howls Pierce the Night
For the next few weeks, coyotes will be particularly vocal—keeping track of their family members and warning off interlopers.
Wasps Feed On the Last Dregs of Summer
Suffer them to eat your crumbs, for these are the last hours of their fleeting days.
Our Shores Awash In Brine
Salt water meets fresh and their clenching embrace thrusts the saline line of the Hudson up and down from the Battery to Poughkeepsie.
Beaches Are Strewn with Scraps from a Ravenous Feast
Witness the detritus of one of the city's most voracious predators, the moon snail.
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.
Fireflies in Multitudes Signal Their Desires
As the sun sets on the warmest nights of summer the air becomes alive with blinking lights.