Hudson River Park Wild
Pier 40, Manhattan
Hudson River Park is bringing some attention to its vital role in creating one of the scarcest resources in all of Manhattan—wildlife habitat! Learn about Hudson River Park’s wildlife by joining experienced Hudson River Park naturalists on guided nature walks along the park’s esplanade. Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while hearing about and viewing the park’s flora and fauna, including some of the 85 different species of birds identified within the park. Peek into the park’s gardens to discover the many different butterflies, dragonflies and other interesting insects. Come to learn about the native plants that continue to grow in unexpected places in and around the river’s edge. Each nature walk is unique and offers a one-of-a-kind treasure hunt-like experience. Nature walks last approximately one hour.
Nature guides will meet participants at the entrance to Pier 40 at 9am sharp. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Participants can expect to walk about 1 ½ – 2 miles. Loud noises and barking tend to startle wildlife and reduce viewing opportunities – please be considerate and leave your dog at home.