Friday, June 04, 2010

Murray's great GREAT EGRET

Most of the Migrants have moved on...
but this Great Egret remains at The Pond and is a joy to watch.

He arrives at Gapstow Bridge

The resident Red-winged Blackbirds are quick to harass

Bet he hasn't seen that before!

At the Northern end the fishing is fine.

Egret in air... Iris in bloom... Nature in tune.

Photographed on 5/30/10 and 5/31/10
text and photos by
Murray Head

Monday, May 31, 2010

Learn Central Park Dragonflies -- a great opportunity

Common Green Darner
Photo by Ed Lam

A Free Introduction to Viewing Dragonflies and Butterflies in the New York City Area

Wednesday, June 2 DRAGONFLIES! 7:30-9:30 --details below
Wednesday, June 16 BUTTERFLIES! 7:30-9:30 -- details below

We meet in Central Park, in the building known as the '79th Street Yard', just across from the American Museum of Natural History. Detailed directions at: .

• Prepare for the Peak Summer Season
• Expand your Natural History Knowledge
• ID with Binoculars, Instead of Nets
• Join the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) for meetings and field trips
• All ages welcome!

The New York (NYNABA) chapter meets (usually) on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Meetings include lectures by scientists, enthusiasts and members of NYNABA. Topics include butterfly ID and distribution, as well as a large variety of Natural History topics. Odes, Leps, Herps, Wildflowers, Birds…


2 JUNE 2010 Subject: Ed Lam on Dragonfly Watching in and around NYC
The talk, with copious slides and illustrations, will be a primer on basic identification and dragonfly biology. It will focus primarily on species local to our area. Ed Lam is the author and illustrator of the definitive guide, Damselflies of the Northeast and the upcoming Peterson Guide to North American Dragonflies.

16 JUNE 2010 Subject: Rick Cech on Butterfly Watching in and around NYC
This talk will explain the fundamentals of butterfly biology, as well as serving as a great starting point for those who would like to expand their Natural History expeditions to include the identification and observation of butterflies in the field.

No charge for these excellent presentations. And guests are welcome and encouraged.

Meetings begin at 7:30 at our usual location, the 79th Street Yard building in Central Park.