Inside The New York Botanical Garden

Wildlife at the Garden: Roadside Assistance

Posted in Wildlife on March 1 2018, by Patricia Gonzalez

Patricia Gonzalez is an NYBG Visitor Services Attendant and avid wildlife photographer.

Some of my more interesting wildlife encounters happen in the mornings before my shift starts. I was recently walking the pathway between the top of Wamsler Rock and the fencing of the Native Plant Garden, when I spotted a Cooper’s Hawk perched on a rock further down. I couldn’t help but notice that it looked like it was waiting for a cab! I just had enough time to get one shot before it flew off.

Cooper's Hawk

A Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) in the Garden – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez


Julie Sakellariadis said:

Gorgeous photo!