Dec 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM
Central Park Arsenal
Beelovers and Beekeepers interested in habitat and forage will find special interest in this lecture to which we are invited by our hosts at the Parks Department.
Please RSVP directly to: https://rsvpuncommonground12122013.eventbrite.com or call (212)[masked]
About this lecture:
Urban Cemeteries are islands of opportunity for birds and other pollinators as well as the native flora they benefit from. Urban naturalist Don Riepe looks at how some NYC cemeteries, by virtue of their design and plantings, attract wildlife — and how others can provide meaningful habitat with simple changes to the landscape while still maintaining a manicured look.
Raised in Ozone Park and a long-time resident of Broad Channel, Don Riepe has explored the urban landscape of New York City since the 1940s, with an eye for emerging wildlife habitat. He worked in natural resource management for the National Parks Service for over 25 years. For several decades following, he has charted the ecological progress of Jamaica Bay, collecting data and overseeing rehabilitation projects, and earning the title “Guardian of Jamaica Bay”. Recently, he turned his sights toward New York City’s urban cemeteries in search of wildlife habitat.