I visited many NYC places that were on my summer's bucket list

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So I had a list of places where I wanted to go iNatting this summer in NYC. I managed to cross them all of my list, or nearly all of them. This despite a lot of ongoing pain in my left foot which limits how much walking I can do each day.

Governors Island -- a superb destination -- I want to go back there several times more.

Roosevelt Island -- I got to Southpoint Park yesterday. Nothing very surprising, but interesting.

Rockaway Beach via the ferry from Wall Street -- really great -- I had a lovely time and found a number of new things.

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These visits were in addition to my usual, less ambitious, destinations:

Randall's Island Park

Carl Schurz Park

Central Park at 106th Street -- the Harlem Meer, the Conservatory Garden and "Insect Hill"

Central Park at 102nd Street -- the Butterfly Gardens

Central Park at 79th Street -- the Shakespeare Garden -- I did not yet see the rabbits which Iive there.

I also hope to get back one more time to Soundview Park in the Bronx, via the ferry, before the end of summer (Sept 21st). The "Soundview" ferry stop is actually in Clason Park, not Soundview Park, which is two or three miles further north. I will attempt to take the local bus up to there the next time I go.
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So, all in all I am very happy with the iNatting I have done this summer. I also got to meet fellow iNatter @zitserm, in a two-person meetup on Randall's Island, an outing which was very helpful and very interesting.

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Posted by susanhewitt susanhewitt, August 27, 2021 12:47

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Box Elder Pouch Gall Mite (Aceria negundi)

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August 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

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Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)

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August 21, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

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August 21, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

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On a marsh rose mallow flower.

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Zabulon Skipper (Lon zabulon)

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August 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

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Southern Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)

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August 21, 2021 02:26 PM EDT

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Pinwheel Family (Family Marasmiaceae)

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August 21, 2021 02:40 PM EDT

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Firerug Inkcap (Coprinellus domesticus)

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August 21, 2021 02:48 PM EDT

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Common Tan Wave (Pleuroprucha insulsaria)

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August 21, 2021 02:58 PM EDT

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Human (Homo sapiens)

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August 21, 2021 03:01 PM EDT

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Say's Trig (Anaxipha exigua)

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August 21, 2021 03:14 PM EDT

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Wood Ear Fungi (Genus Auricularia)

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August 21, 2021 03:25 PM EDT

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Narrow-winged Mantis (Tenodera angustipennis)

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August 21, 2021 03:27 PM EDT

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Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

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August 21, 2021 03:30 PM EDT

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Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)

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August 21, 2021 03:32 PM EDT

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August 21, 2021 03:33 PM EDT

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Gall on common mugwort stem.

I had to pull a leaf off to make the gall visible, so that is why you see damage.

More info on this kind of gall:

https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/susanhewitt/52165-the-story-behind-unknown-stem-galls-on-common-mugwort-plants

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Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

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August 21, 2021 03:42 PM EDT

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August 21, 2021 03:48 PM EDT

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Smoky Poplar Aphid (Chaitophorus populicola)

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August 21, 2021 03:55 PM EDT

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Blue-winged Scoliid Wasp (Scolia dubia)

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August 21, 2021 03:57 PM EDT

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Four-banded Stink Bug Wasp (Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus)

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August 21, 2021 03:58 PM EDT

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Winecup Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)

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August 21, 2021 04:02 PM EDT

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Common Picture-winged Fly (Delphinia picta)

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August 23, 2021 01:49 PM EDT

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Feeding on a piece of dried fruit ( maybe a chunk of date?) that was in the fancy bird food.

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Noogoora Burr (Xanthium strumarium)

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August 25, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

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Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)

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August 25, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

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Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

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August 25, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

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Wild Four o'Clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

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August 25, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

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August 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

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Thanks Charley!

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Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

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August 25, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

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Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

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August 25, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

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Orache Leafminer Moth (Chrysoesthia sexguttella)

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August 25, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

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Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)

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August 25, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

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Camphorweed Flower Moth (Schinia nubila)

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August 25, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

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August 25, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

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Fossor Coquina (Donax fossor)

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August 25, 2021 01:10 PM EDT

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August 25, 2021 01:18 PM EDT

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Atlantic Sand Crab (Emerita talpoida)

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August 25, 2021 01:28 PM EDT

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Atlantic Jackknife (Ensis leei)

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August 25, 2021 01:29 PM EDT

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Atlantic Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians)

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August 25, 2021 01:34 PM EDT

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Agardh's Red Weed (Agardhiella subulata)

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August 25, 2021 01:39 PM EDT

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Blood Ark (Lunarca ovalis)

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August 25, 2021 01:41 PM EDT

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Fossor Coquina (Donax fossor)

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August 25, 2021 01:55 PM EDT

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Convex Slippersnail (Crepidula convexa)

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August 25, 2021 02:00 PM EDT

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Threeline Mudsnail (Ilyanassa trivittata)

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August 25, 2021 02:02 PM EDT

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Atlantic Razor (Siliqua costata)

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August 25, 2021 02:04 PM EDT

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Shark Eye (Neverita duplicata)

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August 25, 2021 02:07 PM EDT

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Fossor Coquina (Donax fossor)

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August 25, 2021 02:26 PM EDT

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Beach Plum (Prunus maritima)

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August 25, 2021 02:44 PM EDT

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Poison Ivy Leaf Mite (Aculops rhois)

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August 25, 2021 03:00 PM EDT

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Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

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August 25, 2021 03:05 PM EDT

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Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

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August 25, 2021 03:07 PM EDT

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Saltmarsh Sand Spurry (Spergularia marina)

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August 25, 2021 03:11 PM EDT

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Camphorweed Flower Moth (Schinia nubila)

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August 25, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

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Grass Sheathminer Fly (Cerodontha dorsalis)

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August 25, 2021 05:54 PM EDT

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Nut and Acorn Weevils (Genus Curculio)

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August 25, 2021 04:00 PM EDT

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Purslane Sawfly (Schizocerella pilicornis)

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August 26, 2021 02:44 PM EDT

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August 26, 2021 02:53 PM EDT

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I saw it fly in.

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Poison Ivy Leaf Mite (Aculops rhois)

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August 26, 2021 03:02 PM EDT

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Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

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August 26, 2021 03:12 PM EDT

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Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

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August 26, 2021 03:34 PM EDT

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False Daisy (Eclipta prostrata)

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August 26, 2021 03:39 PM EDT

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Common Morning-Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

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August 26, 2021 03:44 PM EDT

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Asiatic Knotweed (Reynoutria japonica)

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August 26, 2021 03:47 PM EDT

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Woolly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

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August 26, 2021 03:48 PM EDT

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Meadow Puffball (Lycoperdon pratense)

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August 26, 2021 03:57 PM EDT

Comments

@susanhewitt It was indeed a lot of fun to go exploring Randalls Island with you! Thanks for showing me so many new things! Since our outing, I have been observing a lot more insects, and also noticing and seeking out more of the "weedy" plants that tend to be overlooked. Looking forward to exploring nature together again soon!

Posted by zitserm 5 months ago (Flag)

Yes Misha, let's go out again as soon as it is convenient for both of us!

Posted by susanhewitt 5 months ago (Flag)

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