I’m holding two tree identification walks tomorrow, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9AM and 5PM in Tompkins Square Park. I’m hoping to attract a few local tree and gardening experts to help me out in this. The public is invited, I’ll share what knowledge I have of the trees and the park in general. Please print your own map from the image I’ve posted on this page. But if you can’t do that, I’ll have a few maps on hand. Meet in the Central Plaza near the Hare Krishna Tree.
This is the first time in many years that the July 4th fireworks have been visible from my Lower East Side roof.
About two weeks before they leave the nest, mama is out hunting and three chicks are alone in the nest. The Annual Puke Island punk rock festival is going on below in the park. The chicks spread their wings and mosh to the music.