Back for the third year in a row – one of our most popular events: a walk in Central Park with naturalist Ken Chaya. (Header photo from 2014 by Bob Eckstein!)
Did you know that almost every tree in Central Park has been mapped by a local expert? Today, Central Park Nature’s Ken Chaya will take you on a walk through his Central Park: a place with over 19,600 trees and 170 species. You will explore and identify bird and tree species and learn about the natural history of Central Park including the significant contributions of the park’s designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
A walk with Ken is never predictable, but we will plan to visit the areas of Strawberry Fields, the Lake, and the Ramble on this tour. To take part in this unique experience, wear comfortable walking clothes and bring along binoculars if you have them.
Meet at Park entrance at West 72nd Street and Central Park West, North East corner. Please plan to be there by 6:15 so that the tour departs by 6:30.
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.