Did you know that 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 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:
Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, founder of Welikia Project, author of Manhatta
Betsy Mccully, Associate Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY), author of City at the Waters Edge: A Natural History of New York
Rob Betts photographer, blogger, citizen scientist, "The City Birder"
Bobby and Cathy Horvath, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators/ Founders of WINNOR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue)
And Special Wild Guests!
Moderator: Myisha Priest, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study