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Selecting Trees

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn the principles of selecting the "right plant for the right place" with Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at the New York Botanical Garden. In locations across the Garden's diverse landscape, we'll identify the range of factors that influence plant selection and performance, and gain the basic skills...

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The Secret Wisdom of Nature: A Conversation with Peter

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Peter Wohlleben, a career forester in his native Germany, is best known as author of the international bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. The Secret Wisdom of Nature completes the trilogy, exploring the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. Describing the interplay between animals and plants, highlighting...

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In the Mood Series: Woo at the Zoo (21+)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

Join our In the Mood Series for "Woo at the Zoo"! Animals often pull out all the stops to woo their mate. In this program, we will learn about some of nature's most elaborate displays and techniques that help them "woo" a partner. Adult beverages and hor d'oeuvres will be part of the evening. Price is per couple.

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Native American Herb Walk

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Draw from the extensive knowledge and experience with native plants gathered over millennia by North America’s earliest inhabitants on this herb-oriented walk through the Garden.

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Jack Harrington Greenway (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - White Plains 43 Gedney Way, White Plains, New York 10605

This scenic woodland trail, running between houses in a residential area, is a great place for foraging in early spring. Participants will see many common, renewable shoots, greens, flowers, roots, and mushrooms that abound here during the foraging tour. Of course, one of the first things you'll learn will be violets. The sweet, mild leaves are great...

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Enrichment Tinkering Workshop (Ages 5 & up)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Step into the shoes of a keeper. Don't miss this opportunity for you and your family to watch as your tinker creation is introduced to the animals at the zoo. This Sunday afternoon program also includes a live animal encounter.

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Idlewild Park

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Springfield Gardens 149th Ave, New York, New York 11413

This park, with its fields, trails, and cultivated areas characteristic of the near-seashore environment, is great for mid-summer foraging. The most spectacular plant, which is common throughout the park, is the wineberry. This invasive, Asian raspberry is way tastier than anything for sale. Another berry that may be ripening already is the dewberry....

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Secrets of the Zoo: Migration Mystery (All Ages)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

The weather is warming up and migratory animals are returning home but there's a mystery at the zoo. Become a wildlife detective and help us solve where this mystery animal came from! Explore animal biofacts, practice using field-science tools, and meet a secret animal guest.

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Pondlife: Exploring the Microbial Wilderness

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Come on a microbial adventure at the Garden and learn to recognize the signs of microbial life that exist all around you. Get an introduction to microscopy, with a hands-on workshop preparing samples and observing them though the microscope. Bring along your camera or smart phone to take pictures and videos of the microbial world viewed through the...

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QBG Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden - Flushing 43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Please Note: Ticket price does not include garden admission. The admission will be paid at the garden entrance. Admission Price for April to October Adults - $6 Seniors (age 62+) - $4 Students w/ID - $4

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Attracting Nature's Pest Control: Gardening

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Put down the pesticide and pick up your gardening trowel instead! Learn how to reduce garden pests without collateral damage from hazardous chemicals, and get tips for attracting beneficial insects—nature’s pest control—by improving habitat and growing native plants that support them. 

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Brunch with the Penguins (ages 21+)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Rise and Shine with our penguins! Enjoy mimosas and brunch as you learn more about these amazing birds and the keepers who care for them. Afterwards meet one of our smaller ambassador birds before heading out to explore the zoo. This program is for adults ages 21 and older. Ticket is per person.

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Secrets of the Zoo: Zoodunnit! (All Ages)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

A mystery is afoot! Something has gone missing from an animal's exhibit and we need your help to determine the culprit! As participants collect and solve clues, they will explore bird nests and eggs, observe animal behavior, and meet a top-secret animal guest up close.

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BBG at Night: Nocturnal Critter Crawl (Ages 18+)

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Join this fun-filled moonlit walk and workshop about bats and other nocturnal wildlife in the Garden. Hear bat echolocation, see them in flight, and learn about their key role in our survival on the planet today. Bring your flashlight and magnifying lens to watch rabbits and other mammals, as well as beetles, spiders, and moths as they begin their...

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Breakfast with the Penguins (Ages 3-8)

at WCS Zoos - Coney Island 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

Bring your family to enjoy a light meal, fun activities, and a private visit to our penguin exhibit! Learn to sing like a penguin, carry eggs on your feet, and create, play and move together to learn about these cold-weather birds. We'll finish with a live animal encounter! This ticket is for one child ages 3-8 and a caregiver.

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