Sidewalk Naturalist

Horseshoe Crabs Have Survived All of History—and Remind Us How We Could Too

This creature is a survivor. As long as it survives, our notion of the wild, of conditions indifferent to humanity in which other species thrive, survives too.

Jul 03, 2019
An Icon of the American Wilderness is Alive in the Bronx

On the surprising research underway in Van Cortlandt Park and the American Museum of Natural History.

Feb 20, 2019
What These Immigrant Parakeets of Brooklyn Can Teach Us About City Life

Among the delights of time spent with urban wildlife is the reminder to be quiet and patient—not an easy task for a New Yorker.

Jan 23, 2019