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Urban Wildlife Guide Secret lives of urban animals, birds, and insects

English - Insects, Animals, Birds
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Urban Wildlife Guide · 5d ago

Equinox Eve

Tonight is the last night of winter! Doubtless these two raccoons I saw sitting in a tree last week looking down on snow-covered Central Park in New York City, will welcome the warmer season...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1W ago

Almost Spring

This is how it was around here last week -- all insects in crocus blossoms and the tossing off of overcoats. Click to enlarge. The birds were singing and making plans. This robin looks parti...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2W ago

Nest Shopping

Nesting season has begun in New York City. This picture of a pair of European house sparrows, Passer domesticus, shows off the adaptability that helps theses birds live among humans so succe...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 3W ago

Tufted Titmouse

I saw this tufted titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor, in Central Park on one of those spring-like days last week. Cute, right? It was picking up seeds someone had left on the ground. Click to enla...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Happy Washington's Birthday!

Just a gull sitting in a sun-warmed footprint in the sand on the beach at Coney Island in Brooklyn. Like us humans, the birds seemed to be enjoying the unseasonably warm weekend. Click to en...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Parti-colored Starling

Only kidding. It's so cold and rainy outside that I spent most of it sitting in a comfortable chair playing games and some of it creating imaginary birds with Photoshop from my archive of bi...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Duck Brush

Freezing temperatures and a head cold have kept me indoors for a few days. I spent some of that time learning how to make a Photoshop tool called a brush. I started with this photo of a mand...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Happy Lunar New Year!

New York City is full of special urban wildlife this week for the Lunar New Year.  There are lions and roosters all over town, and drums and cymbals, confetti and sparklers. The lions above ...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2M ago

Winter Flowers

Flowers are blooming right now in a park near my home in Brooklyn. These winter and early spring bloomers are called Lenten Roses, Winter Roses, Hellebores (for their scientific genus Helleb...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2M ago

January Sun

I saw this pigeon napping in the sun today on a south facing lawn protected from the wind. It was still pretty cold in Brooklyn, about 34 degrees F (that's 1 degree C), but yesterday's snow ...