Living in the city, you might sometimes forget that we have a whole bunch of wildlife as neighbors in Prospect Park. If you’re curious about what comes out after dark in the park, you may want to check out their Creatures of the Night event this Thursday, August 22 at 7pm:
Expert Naturalist, Paul Keim will lead a conversation over wine and cheese explaining the ecological role that bats and nocturnal insects play in our environment. As the sun goes down, he will lead a walk to look for bat species in flight as they hunt and dive for insects, as well as demonstrate how to distinguish between different species using an echolocation device. This walk is also an excellent time to watch as cicadas emerge from their underground slumber, listen for katydids and crickets, and learn about the natural wonder of Prospect Park.
The event is 21+ and costs $25. Reservations are required. Call 718-287-3400 x303 for more info.
Photo by Steven Severinghaus