Insect landscape of Washington Market Park in NYC
For this mission, we are only looking for photos taken in this park in NYC, or immediately surrounding -- the greenspace one block below on Greenwich St. (outside the school playground) or the attached rosebushes of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Take an identifiable photo of any insect within the park walls. Identify if you can, and share any known entomological description of breeding and feeding habitats, unusual traits, and aids in conservation. As the collection grows, please review before taking more photos and investigate the park thoroughly to capture more hard to find examples. Blog spot to come. Sign in to join mission
This is a first effort to study the full entomological landscape of New York City, one park at a time. Document insect diversity at the Washington Market Park in NYC's Tribeca/Battery Park (Entrance at Duane and Greenwich streets). Baseline diversity data may be useful in efforts to restore a balanced ecosystem, mark the effects of climate change, and improve the chances for successful climate change adaption.
Lat: 40.72 Long: -74.01