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NYC Wildflower Week: 12 — 20 May

New York City may not conjure up ideas of wildlife and wilderness, but even though concrete and skyscrapers do abound, there are still opportunities for nature enthusiasts to experience the out-of-doors, and what better way to do so than through one of the events for NYC Wildflower Week? This week, several conservationists, biologists, gardeners, and just interested New Yorkers will present over 30 events to showcase New York City’s 53,000 acres of open space and 778 native plant species. Events are taking place in all five boroughs. Check out the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, the only municipal native plant nursery in the country, in Staten Island, take a tour of the Queens Botanical Garden or the New York Botanical Gardenin the Bronx. Take a nature walk at Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan and see some of the largest tulip trees in the city, or visit a native wetland meadow green roof in Brooklyn.

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