Welcome to NewYorkNature.net, your portal to the nature and natural history of New York City and region.
This website is intended to educate the public about the diverse natural environs of New York City.

Website creator Betsy McCully has spent thirty years exploring New York City's natural environs and researching its fascinating natural history. Here in one of the largest cities in the world one can find wetlands, woodlands, grasslands, rivers, ponds, and miles of beaches and barrier islands. Inhabiting these different eco-systems are a rich diversity of species.

The visitor to these pages will find snapshot histories and photo galleries of the local flora, fauna, habitats and geological features. These may act as as a guide for identifying plants and aniimals as well. For those who want to learn more, they will find topical reading lists and useful links.

Betsy McCully is the author of City at the Water’s Edge: A Natural History of New York (2007). She has given many talks on New York’s natural and environmental history. For more biographical information, click the “About the Author” link below.
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