Manhattan was so beautiful that indigenous inhabitants and European settlers alike considered it to be Paradise on earth Though we generally think of New York City as a completely urbanized environment, we still have bats in Washington Square Park, harbor seals and beavers in the rivers, and coyotes in Central Park.When Bobby and Violet, the first Bobst library Redatailed Hawk pair, took up residence in President Sexton's window and captured hearts on the Hawkcam, they brought with them the ghost of this lost paradise and inspired us to reconsider the relationship between humans and wild here in NYC.
Come see and hear the magic of Wild NYC brought to life by this dynamic panel:
Gabriel Willow, NYC-based urban naturalist and environmental educator
May Joseph, Author of Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination, founder of environmental theater company, Harmattan Theater.
Leslie Day, Author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City
Bobby and Cathy Horvath, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators/ Founders of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation)
And Special Wild Guests!
Organizer: Myisha Priest, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study