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The Trees of Central Park
Nature Walks
Leslie Day, Trudy Smoke
Sat, October 22nd, 2011 | 10:00 am
(Members $12)

Note: This event is sold out


Event details

Central Park is home to over 100 species of trees. Join naturalists Leslie Day and Trudy Smoke and learn how to identify some of these trees. Become avid observers of the characteristics of trees that help us understand who they are and how they live. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Central Park’s trees in autumn and learn about what trees do for us and what we can do for them. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Guide Bio(s)

Leslie Day is a biology and life-science teacher at The Elisabeth Morrow School. She developed the City Naturalists Summer Institute with the Central Park Conservancy and is the author of the forthcoming book Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City illustrated by Trudy Smoke, who has studied botanical illustration at the New York Botanical Garden since 2004. She is Professor of English at Hunter College.


The meeting locations of walking tours will be provided when you purchase your tickets.

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. After November 11, 2011, advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation.

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