The annual bird count in North America, Latin America, and several island nations takes place in December and January. Want to be involved locally in tallying birds for the 116th year and providing data for researchers, biologists and others? It began as a proposal made by an ornithologist on Christmas Day in 1900.
In New York's 526-acre Prospect Park, red-tailed hawks recently attacked a drone.
In 1609, when Henry Hudson arrived on the island of Manhattan, black bear, wolves, deer, beavers and river otters likely all lived there. One conservation ecologist thinks that and more is useful for planners and visitors to know.
A black bear cub was mysteriously found dead in Manhattan's Central Park on Monday, according to local reports.
Manhattan's Central Park is a thin strip of green amid one of the world's densest cities - hardly the place to harbor rich biodiversity. Well, new research has shown that this refuge from the hustle and bustle of New York City actually houses thousands of microbes rivaling diverse biomes around the world, including the soils of the arctic, desert, and tropical locales.