"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Walk Through the Sound Of Spring In Prospect Park

If you have felt the need to re-connect to nature now that spring is here, you won't want to miss this event from Proteus Gowanus. Read on:As part of our year-long exploration of Paradise, we will walk through the sounds of spring in Prospect Park.
We will be silent, unplugged from all our devices, and “all ears” as birdsong (“the dawn chorus”) surrounds us in the midst of a borough of 2.5 million people. This will be a walking meditation, a natural concert, a rehabilitation of our urban-abused sense of hearing, and anything else you wish it to be.New York City is in the Atlantic Flyway, the east coast’s major migration route for billions of birds moving northwards to their breeding grounds during spring. Prospect Park is a vital stopover for dozens of species heading further north, as well as those species that nest there. It is still an avian paradise, 'though constantly imperiled.

The sun rises at 5:55 a.m. on May 1.
This walk will be led by bird-listening and natural history blogger Matthew Wills.
Meet at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park at 6 am sharp.


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