Under-Loved Brooklyn Sites for CNC?

2019-04-24: Added link to details for Dead Horse Bay iNaturalist meetup.

City Nature Challenge is just days away! While I'm not expecting any formal events to emerge at this late date, I've been looking at iNaturalist to find under-represented areas in Brooklyn, especially during April.
April Observations in Brooklyn

Weather permitting, I'm hoping to visit one or more of these spots on Friday, April 26, and Monday, April 29. If you have other suggestions, please leave a comment or send me a message here on iNaturalist. Even better, let me know if you'd like to meet up somewhere in Brooklyn!
I also would like to try at least one night event, specifically to try to lure in and identify some moths. If anyone has any thoughts about where and how to do that, please let me know.

  1. Owl's Head Park
  2. Calvert Vaux Park
  3. Coney Island Creek Park
  4. Dead Horse Bay: Monday, April 29, 9:30am-12:30pm. Low tide is around 11am. Surprisingly, there's only been one observation from there in April.
  5. Floyd Bennet Field: Across Flatbush Avenue from Dead Horse Bay. A huge site, with many different areas to choose from. Relatively few April observations in iNaturalist. The North Forty Natural Area looks particularly promising; it's a birding hotspot.
  6. Plumb Beach/Point Breeze: A short drive by car from Dead Horse Bay. So possibly after that.
  7. Holy Cross Cemetery
  8. Naval Cemetery Park
Posted by xris xris, April 23, 2019 00:46


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