Nature & Outdoors – MulchFest, Owls in Parks, and More

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Nature & Outdoors:

Dec 26, 2015 – Dec 29, 2015

Citywide Highlights

MulchFest

MulchFest

Your old Christmas tree could help grow your favorite local park. Bring your tree to a Mulchfest site on Jan. 9 and 10.

Owls in NYC Parks

Owls in NYC Parks

Winter is the best time to see owls in our parks. Take a look at some of the owls that live in our city.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop, Central Park, Manhattan

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Primitive Survival Skills 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Birding: Jamaica Bay 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive, Bayswater Park, Queens

Central Park Tour: North Woods 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, Manhattan

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Winter Photography Hike (light) 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Parking Lot, Astoria Park, Queens

Birding: Owls 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Orchard Beach Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Animal Tracking 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road, Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Perkins Visitors Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Monday, December 28, 2015

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop, Central Park, Manhattan

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nature Exploration Hike for Families 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, Manhattan

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Midweek Bird and Natural History Walk 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Martling Avenue Bridge, Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island

Nature Exploration: The Pinetum 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at 85th Street and Central Park West, Central Park, Manhattan

Nature Exploration: The Pinetum 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at 85th Street and Central Park West, Central Park, Manhattan

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. at East 106th Street Entrance, Central Park, Manhattan

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Nature Exploration for Families 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, Manhattan

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. at Alexander von Humboldt statue, Central Park, Manhattan

Friday, January 1, 2016

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop, Central Park, Manhattan

Green Girls After School Program 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at IS 204. 36th Avenue and 28th Street. Long Island City. ,

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Nature Exploration (Moderate) 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center, Forest Park, Queens

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Seal Exploration 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Orchard Beach Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Nature Exploration (Moderate) 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, Manhattan

Botanical History Tour with Author Leslie Day 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Perkins Visitors Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Arts, Culture & Fun’s Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Quadrantids Meteor Shower 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at Fort Totten Visitor’s Center, Fort Totten Park, Queens

Arts, Culture & Fun’s Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Quadrantids Meteor Shower 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, Central Park, Manhattan

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