Take a walk on the wild side…in Central Park

Copyright: Louise RalphThere may have been flash flooding in New York City last night, but today the sun is out in full force – and so are the people. Everywhere.

Definitely time to escape the seething sidewalks and get back to nature in Central Park.

Yep, there are a lot of people here too, but it’s not as frenetic (well, except for the joggers and cyclists and power walkers).

If you want a break from the touristy stuff and the crowds, head to the northern end of the park where there’s a little more breathing space and plenty of wild creatures out and about.

Which suits me, since I am a certified freak for nature! Here’s a sneak peak at the wild side of the city…

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Catching some rays, turtle style

 

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This clever American Robin built a nest right over the path about two feet above eye level – but nobody (except us) looked up.

 

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Hollows make cozy nesting places. Some wildlife won’t breed without suitable hollows to nest in…

 

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And after all that action, it’s time for some R&R…

 

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