Inside The New York Botanical Garden

Wildlife Wednesday

Posted in Wildlife on March 14 2018, by Patricia Gonzalez

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


On Wednesday, February 21st, it seemed as if mother nature forgot that summer doesn’t officially begin until June. The temperature peaked at 78° F. Nearly 2,000 visitors decided to enjoy the glorious weather that day, and I was curious as to how the warmth would affect the Garden’s wildlife. I decided to try my luck and see if any animals we don’t normally see in winter might come out for a bit. I was not disappointed.

Wood duck (Aix sponsa)

Wood duck (<em>Aix sponsa</em>)
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In addition to the usual suspects (a pair of wood ducks and two pairs of mallards), I spotted a sizable red-eared slider having a look-see in the wetlands.

What I wasn’t prepared for was the green frog in the Native Plant Garden. Yes, a green frog. In February.

Wildlife Wednesday indeed.

Comments

Sue said:

The portrait of the Turtle alone, is worth a look! Terrific, Pat, as always!

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