Cherry tree budding at the central entrance on 7th Street of Tompkins Square Park. More first signs of Spring on Tompkins Trees.
Dora on the left and Chris on the right. I can only tell because the female Red Tail Hawks are larger than the males. Her plumage is a bit darker on her belly, which may aid in identifying her when Chris is not around for a size comparison.
Chris bringing a rat present for Dora. My bird watching friend, Loy, tells me this makes him a good mate. They’ve gotten the name Chris and Dora because they are nesting on the Christadora building on Avenue B, across from Tompkins Square Park.
I took one of the seedpods home and dissected it. It was very sticky inside. Read the rest on tompkinstrees.org
The southeast corner of Tompkins Square Park gets a lot of sun. The bed of daffodils there is sprouting, they were the first I’ve seen this year. Full post on tompkinstrees.org
This London Planetree on East 10th Street near Avenue B has looked in bad shape for years, with that long wound along its trunk. It is no surprise that the arborists decided to take it down. But still it is sad to see it go. Full post on tompkinstrees.org