Archive for Fauna
Jegator–a two-year-old alligator–and Jeff, his owner, enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon in Malcolm X Park:
I love dogs and you love dogs, but not everyone does…Some people are terrified by off-leash dogs! Do the right thing and keep them leashed. And we share this park, so clean up after your animal!
Found this lovely little critter while planting the park’s two new Sugar Maples on Monday. Any idea what it will turn into?
This beautiful animal was patient with some truly adoring little kids all day Saturday in Malcolm X Park.
There have been no sightings of Malcolm the Falcon in the park yet this summer. The squirrels were decidedly less concerned with these two ducks who seem to have gone a bit off course:
This dog has been a regular visitor to the park for at least the last five years. He reportedly lives in a garage over on Delancey but makes regular jaunts into Malcolm X Park to forage for trash. This photo nicely captures his usual mode, skulking:
Last year, the Friends of Malcolm X Park did our best to cope with the stunning volume of leaves produced by the more than 100 giant trees in the park. In one clean-up day, we raked up 141 bags worth of leaves.
This year, we got a huge gift of one of the most thorough and coordinated leaf-recovery missions I’ve ever seen. There are now virtually no leaves to be found in the park!
For some reason, I haven’t noticed the cicadas in Malcolm X Park until this weekend when they struck up a fairly impressive hum. I almost stumbled over this little guy this morning:
At this moment, there are three abandoned kittens in an orange box along the 51st Street side of Malcolm X Park.
UPDATE: The box is gone, spirited away by a new adoptive family