An 840-acre natural oasis in a concrete jungle, New York's Central Park is a magnet for wildlife, including over 200 species of birds. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, pond invertebrates, fishes and butterflies and includes a park map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Researched with the assistance of the Central Park Conservancy, a portion of the proceeds go to support the important work of this organization.
With 40 million visits each year to its 843 acres, Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States. The Conservancy is committed to help strengthen urban parks and the communities that surround them by expanding our work outside Central Park to develop support for stewardship and respect for urban parks.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.