Green-Wood | 25th Street and Fifth Avenue | Park Slope
Biologist and ecologist Mike McGraw will lead visitors in an after hours exploration of Green-Wood’s Nocturnal Critters on Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
As part of a multi-year survey, Mike will set up bait stations and light lures to attract moths, butterflies, and various winged invertebrates for documentation. Territorial owls and breeding frogs will also be potentially active during this event, so be ready to listen for and learn more about Green-Wood’s unique ecology. Mike will answer any and all you have while discussing his findings.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets to observe these nocturnal animals as they appear from and disappear into the night. Comfortable footwear recommended for walking to and from survey site.
$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for nonmembers.
Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark,Green-Woodwas one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.
Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.
A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.