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What's in Flight
June 2023

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In mid-May flashes of brilliant red lit up the oak trees, especially the ones beside the 87th Street entrance, as multiple Scarlet Tanagers in their blazing red mating plumage were sighted feasting on caterpillars before flying north to their breeding grounds.

Butterfly Bush with Common Buckeye and  Brown Belted Bumblebee

Buddleia with Junonia coenia and Bombus griseocollis

Upper Peter Pan Garden Bordering Esplanade

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Devil’s Trumpet ‘Ballerina' with Western Honey Bee

Datura ‘Ballerina' ​with Apis mellifera

Garden East of Large Dog Run

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Balloon Flower with Common Eastern Bumblebee

Platycodon with Bombus impatiens

Esplanade Garden North of the Hoop Stairs

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Rose of Sharon with Bumblebee

Hibiscus syriacus with ​Bombus

Southeast Corner of Flagpole Lawn (near Display Case)

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Anemone with Western Honey Bee

Anemone with Apis mellifera

Woodland Hills North Garden

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Wild Foxglove with Golden Northern Bumblebee

Ceratotheca triloba with ​Bombus fervidus

Upper Peter Pan Garden Bordering Esplanade

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Black-Eyed Susan with Brown Belted Bumblebee

Rudbeckia with Bombus griseocollis

Garden Along Path, Northeast of 89th Street Stairs

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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Upper Peter Pan North 

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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Natchez’  

Peter Pan Pathway

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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 

Garden Northwest of Peter Pan Circle

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Esplanade Garden Opposite the Small Dog Run

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Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensisl

Upper Peter Pan Garden Bordering Esplanade

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‘Tardiva’ Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata ’Tardiva'

Gracie Mansion Entrance at 88th Street

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Wild Four o’clock

Mirabilis jalapla

Garden Bordering Large Dog Run

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Garden Phlox 'Nicky Grant’

Phlox paniculata ’Nicky Grant'

Garden at West Edge of Mayor's ‘Lawn’

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