A short trip to Central Park netted these insects. I spotted these at the south end of the lake where there is a wildflower patch and nature trail. The excellent entomologists at www.bugguide.net helped me identify the Drone Fly. The rest I figured out on my own.
Friday, July 28, 2017– Orienteering in Central Park led by Sherry Felix for The Linnaean Society of New York
When you head into regions unknown in search of a special bird, you may think you can rely on your cell phone’s map and compass apps—but batteries die and GPS signals fade. This is why finding one’s way using a traditional compass and understanding how to read topographic maps is still vital. Join former urban park ranger and Audubon environmental educator Sherry Felix in the Ramble as she reviews map scales, symbols, and contours as well as basic compass bearings—plus a few ways to navigate without any aids at all.
If you can, bring a compass with a transparent plastic plate and download and print the Central-Park-Orienteering-map-2017
Meet at the northeast corner of 77th Street and Central Park West at 6:30 pm.
I made a frind a birthday image and thought it was nice enough to post.