Category Archives: Alley Pond Park

Wiring a city park to monitor a changing Mother Nature

Planet NYC visited Alley Pond Park in Queens this year, documenting the sights and sounds of the changing seasons. It was a fascinating series of visits that showed just how much nature exists in parks that some dismiss as too … Continue reading

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A bounty of blooms from native plants at Alley’s salt marsh

This story covers our sixth visit to a salt marsh and surroundings at the northern end of Alley Pond Park, where we have been documenting the progression of seasons. Our children are growing up. Well, not literally our children, but … Continue reading

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A June blizzard and other surprises at an NYC salt marsh

This is a report on our fifth visit to a salt marsh and surroundings at the northern end of Alley Pond Park where we are documenting the progress of spring.    By Len Maniace A blizzard of white puffs blew … Continue reading

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In air and in mud, the critters emerge at salt marsh

Welcome to the fourth in our series tracking the changing seasons at a New York City salt marsh, a project that began with our March 26 visit to a wetland in northeastern Queens. By Len Maniace The emergence of living … Continue reading

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Popping up and leafing out, the wetlands come to life

Welcome to the third episode in our series about the changing seasons at a New York City salt marsh. Much of these wetlands were buried deep under fill until they were recently restored by New York City. By Len Maniace … Continue reading

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Mere sprouts now, soon they will transform a salt marsh

This is the second installment in series about the changing seasons at a New York salt marsh, a site that had been partly buried under fill, but recently restored by the city. By Len Maniace The sky was blue, the … Continue reading

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Winter exits, but marsh and meadow await spring’s entrance

By Len Maniace Snow and ice are gone from the marshes and meadows of Alley Pond Park in Queens, but winter’s left its mark. Last year’s tall reeds are laid flat by repeated snows; the fall’s  brilliant leaves have aged … Continue reading

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