Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday in the park with Ken

Witch-hazel in the snow
photo by Ken Chaya 2/22/11

Ken Chaya creator of Central Park Entire: the Definitive Illustrated Map [a wonderful new resource for all who love the park--see the website at ] writes today's report:

I took a wonderful walk in the park today. It was cautiously whispering “spring” everywhere. Snowdrops were emerging from beneath the leaf litter and the witch hazel continues with it’s showy blossoms. Perhaps the best moment for me was meeting a senior couple I know who have been birding the park since the sixties (but took time off for children and business etc). They had not yet seen the Varied Thrush, and I was very pleased to be able to locate it for them. There is that magic moment “that look” you know, when a person gets a “lifer.” So much fun!

PS from Marie The map include a legend identifying ALL CP's trees, and ALL the trails in the Ramble and North Woods. I don't think that has ever been done before!