North Central Park

The first set is from the Ravine and Butterfly Gardens in Central Park (map). A few of these gave me a bit of trouble to identify.

The second set of flowers are in the Conservatory Garden. I am stuck on the last two. Does anyone know what they are called?

A friend, Fritz, from the Butterfly Club in NYC helped me identify the red daisy like flower. It is Great Masterwort (Astrantia major ‘Rubra’).

Ward Pound Ridge Res

On the second day with the rental car, after a later than desired start, we arrived at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation around 9:30 am on May 21st.

The highlight of the day was the Pileated Woodpecker deep in the woods on the FH trail by Fox Hill. It was very far away. I was lucky to get a blurry couple of photos at 600mm. We saw about 26 species of birds, but not many butterflies. Tiger Swalllowtails, Cabage Whites, Silver-spotted Skipper, and a Mourning Cloak.

The second gallery is landscapes and plants. I would like to know the names of all the insects. I sent some of the pictures to bugguide.net.

Tomorrow I’ll show part two of the trip – Jamaica Bay.

Battery Park

Last Sunday’s walk: I love the Irish Hunger Memorial and the artificial rocks tucked away in Teardrop Park.

I took these with my cell on the Battery Park City Esplanade. If I got the names of any of the flowers wrong please let me know.

Wisteria Garden and Bees

Last week the Wisteria was in full bloom on the roof garden that I see from our kitchen window.
Churchill Garden is a small park on Bleecker Street and 6th Avenue. I like the weathered painted sign and lamp.
A bee swarm settled on a tree guard by Abingdon Square Park.

GV and Hudson

Greenwich Village and the Hudson River

I haven’t seen the streets in my neighborhood so empty since 9/11.

Above the couple of panoramas created in my cell phone is one I call “Hudson River Park – flames.” When I saw the rust pattern on the floating dock it mirrored a same shape in the skyline. I superimposed the pattern in Photoshop on the skyline to bring out what I imagined.