Botanical Tour of Four Sparrow Marsh
Date & Time: Sunday, June 20 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Meet at the parking lot of the Toys R Us, 2875 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
Guide: Matthew Wills, Naturalist & Blogger
Event Description: Four Sparrow Marsh in Mill Basin, Brooklyn is one of the last remaining salt marshes on the north shore of Jamaica Bay. The marsh provides critical filtration services for the bay and is habitat for numerous nesting and migratory bird species. Consisting of mudflat, salt marsh, upland meadow, and a sprinkling of deciduous trees, the Four Sparrow landscape hosts a mixture of native and invasive plant species. The marsh's meadow is currently the site of a proposed retail center which threatens to degrade if not destroy this nearly unique corner of the city. More about Four Sparrow Marsh
Please Note: The marsh is tidal, and our walk is scheduled to coincide with low tide. Waterproof boots are essential as the going can be rough and wet. The ground can be soft and uneven. We recommend being properly outfitted - long pants, long sleeve shirt, and wide brimmed hat. Definitely bring water. You may also like to have sunscreen, bug spray, camera, wildflower guidebooks, hand lens or magnifying glass. Children under 16 welcome if accompanied and supervised by an adult. If inclement weather, contact us here via eventbrite.
When & Where
NYC Wildflower Week
NYC has more nature than any other city in North America, with 50,000+ acres of open space. Discover native nature with free cultural events in all 5 boroughs including guided botanical walks, garden and green roof tours, planting events, eco-salons, children's fairs and more. For details, visit our website and find us on facebook and twitter.
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