Guys and Dolls
All photos taken yesterday in Central Park by
Pale Male & Lola News Bird Sightings, screech-owls, owls, Central Park, Moths & More
Great Horned Owl
Below, the Moth Tree [as described in Central Park in the Dark]. Photo taken in 2006.
Three days ago one of Central Park's amateur astronomers who was also an occasional member of the C.P Mothers,Tom McIntyre, sent me an e-mail:[see below]
While walking around the park during the winter, I looked at many of the trees that had sustained considerable damage from the many fierce storms. On March 18th I happened to look at the famous "Moth Tree" at lampost # E7211. I saw that the tree had lost its top and looked rather distressed. I photographed it for future reference and to see how it would re-grow from its pruned state.
Lo and behold, on May 9th, the Moth Tree was completely gone and its stump ground down below ground level.photos by Tom McIntyre
The question for this spring is whether there is another moth tree to be found somewhere in Central Park at which the "Mothers" might gather to observe the fascinating phenomenon of the feeding moths and their predators.PS from Marie