The Junior Naturalist Program
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Junior Naturalist Program

Join renowned naturalist, Ken Chaya, to discover the wonders of nature in Morningside Park. We will continue to look for migrant Songbirds and Raptors such as Hawks, Vultures and Falcons in the skies overhead. We will listen for the sound of Songbirds calling and Woodpeckers drilling for sap and insects. We will observe the late-blooming flowers such as Asters and Goldenrod and also look for fall fruit such as Acorns, Apples, and Berries. You will learn about the importance of native plants and diversity in a heathy urban ecosystem. Perhaps some Turtles will still be sunning themselves and if we are lucky, a Heron or Egret may be joining them at the water’s edge. And we will keep a lookout for leaves turning color.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, be prepared to walk, and wear closed-toe shoes. Binoculars are recommended but not required. There are no rain dates. Only in the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms will the event be rescheduled.

This program is underwritten by The Morningside Park Conservancy. Tickets are Free but we ask you to register so we are adequately staffed. We look forward to seeing you in the Park!

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The Junior Naturalist Program
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

The Junior Naturalist Program

Join renowned naturalist, Ken Chaya, to discover the wonders of nature in Morningside Park. At last the leaves will be reaching their peak in Autumn color! Late October usually signals the brilliant yellows, deep oranges and fiery reds of Fall. We will observe different trees and discuss what changes are happening in their annual life cycle. We will compare leaf colors and textures from separate trees and learn about the differences between native and non-native species. We will also seek out Birds and Insects that can be found at this time of year.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, be prepared to walk, and wear closed-toe shoes. Binoculars are recommended but not required. There are no rain dates. Only in the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms will the event be rescheduled.

This program is underwritten by The Morningside Park Conservancy. Tickets are Free but we ask you to register so we are adequately staffed. We look forward to seeing you in the Park!

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The Junior Naturalist Program
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Junior Naturalist Program

Join renowned naturalist, Ken Chaya, to discover the wonders of nature in Morningside Park. As October arrives, migration continues in the skies above us. Songbirds are still passing through and feeding and resting in our parks and green spaces. Larger birds such as Hawks join them in their passage South. We will scan the skies for migrant species of Hawks as well as check the usual perches for our neighborhood Red-tail Hawk pair that successfully nested on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. We will also look for Turtles along the shoreline to see if they are still sunning themselves before the Winter drives them down to the bottom of the pond. A variety of late-blooming flowers are still attracting insects and we will what kinds of Butterflies, Bees, and Flies can be seen drinking nectar.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, be prepared to walk, and wear closed-toe shoes. Binoculars are recommended but not required. There are no rain dates. Only in the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms will the event be rescheduled.

This program is underwritten by The Morningside Park Conservancy. Tickets are Free but we ask you to register so we are adequately staffed. We look forward to seeing you in the Park!

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The Junior Naturalist Program
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

The Junior Naturalist Program

Join renowned naturalist, Ken Chaya, to discover the wonders of nature in Morningside Park. At this time of year, many neotropical songbirds such as Warblers, Vireos, and Tanagers can be observed as they pass through NYC, making their way South to their wintering grounds. Certain species of butterflies such as Monarchs, Red Admirals, and Buckeyes are also migrating South and may be spotted in NYC. We will be looking for both birds and butterflies as well as other signs of urban nature on this walk.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, be prepared to walk and wear closed toe shoes. Binoculars are recommended but not required. There are no rain dates. Only in the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms will the event be rescheduled. We meet at 110th and Morningside Drive across from the Avalon.

This program is underwritten by The Morningside Park Conservancy. Tickets are Free but we ask you to register so we are adequately staffed. Walk descriptions and links for tickets are below. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Naturalist Walk (with Ken Chaya)

Education // Kids age 6-12 are invited to discover nature in a selected area of the park.

Ken Chaya is an artist, art director, cartographer, and urban naturalist who has produced numerous books on travel, American history, and nature. He has extensive experience working on projects in the New York City area, and recently created Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map, which locates over 19,000 trees and identifies them by species.

Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Naturalist Walk (with Ken Chaya)

Education // Kids age 6-12 are invited to discover nature in a selected area of the park.

Ken Chaya is an artist, art director, cartographer, and urban naturalist who has produced numerous books on travel, American history, and nature. He has extensive experience working on projects in the New York City area, and recently created Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map, which locates over 19,000 trees and identifies them by species.

Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Naturalist Walk (with Ken Chaya)

Education // Kids age 6-12 are invited to discover nature in a selected area of the park.

Ken Chaya is an artist, art director, cartographer, and urban naturalist who has produced numerous books on travel, American history, and nature. He has extensive experience working on projects in the New York City area, and recently created Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map, which locates over 19,000 trees and identifies them by species.

Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Naturalist Walk (with Ken Chaya)

Education // Kids age 6-12 are invited to discover nature in a selected area of the park.

Ken Chaya is an artist, art director, cartographer, and urban naturalist who has produced numerous books on travel, American history, and nature. He has extensive experience working on projects in the New York City area, and recently created Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map, which locates over 19,000 trees and identifies them by species.

Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Spring Egg Hunt
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Egg Hunt

Free // Annual Spring Egg Hunt with games and music for children and families.

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