|Welcome to NewYorkNature.net! This website is dynamic and evolving, much like the environment around us. Continue to check back as new gallery photos , pages, and features are added.|
|This website is intended to educate the public about the diverse natural environs of New York City. It offers a historical perspective on how a place evolved: its dynamic geology and changing climate, habitats and species. It briefly chronicles the human history of place from pre-historical times to the present in terms of how humans have altered the land.
The history of pollution, habitat and species destruction and decline, and restoration efforts are recounted.
Website author Betsy McCully has spent twenty 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 flora, fauna, and specific habitats. 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 an environmental educator and published writer.She is a professor at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. For more biographical information click the "About the Author" link below.
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