Join Ken Chaya, artist, urban naturalist and creator of the celebrated tree map Central Park Entire, for unique nature walks in Central Park.
Discover obscure footpaths and architectural features, and spot resident and migrant birds (bring binoculars!). Signed maps available at a discount for all attendees.
Winter is a great time to get to see unusual blossoms, such as witch hazel and snowdrops. The ramble feeders attract a variety of hungry birds, including woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, finches and sparrows, and the reservoir is home to some exotic waterfowl migrants, including mergansers, buffleheads, wood ducks, ruddy ducks and even loons.
This tour ends at approximately 12 pm.
Meet at the East 90th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance to the park.
Pre-registration for all tours is required at least 24 hrs in advance. Attendees will be emailed details of the tour — with specific meeting location and additional directions 24 hrs in advance of the tour. All tours happen rain or shine.
Ken Chaya is a New York City artist, designer and urban naturalist. He spent over two and half years walking every acre of Central Park in order to map its many trails, highlight its stunning architecture and landscape features, and most importantly, locate and identify thousands of its magnificent trees. The result was “Central Park Entire,” a profusely illustrated map detailing the park’s varied topography and featuring the location and identification of nearly 20,000 trees and shrubs.