Critters of New York
John Painz Has to Help the Pigeons
He rescued his first pigeon during the pandemic. Now he does it full time.
One Step Behind the Coyotes of NYC
"That’s how you always see them. Running away. I’ve seen more coyote butts than coyote faces."
Hell Gate's Spring Sale
Many Birders Are Wondering: Will Flaco Fuck?
Flaco the owl is on a spectacular journey. Will it include intercourse?
An Ode to Herring, Once NYC’s Most Abundant Fish
Can the city's fabled herring runs return?
The Bathtub Rat Came From Above
When airborn rodents thud into your place of naked vulnerability.
Bald Eagles Are Back in NYC and Waging War on Our Beautiful Herons
Well, at least one heron.
Tufted Titmice Return: All the Feathered Celebs at the Central Park Christmas Bird Count
This year, there were a few surprises.
How Feral Turkeys Took Staten Island
The turkeys have now outlasted three term-limited Council members, the Staten Island borough president, one governor, one mayor, one assemblymember, and two members of Congress involved with their removal.
Meet the Prickly Pear, New York City’s Resilient Native Cactus
Naturally, the prickly pear's success in NYC depends on real estate: "It’s location, location, location."
Is it Morally Defensible to Put Dogs in Halloween Costumes? A Brief Debate
Dog parents Molly Osberg and Max Rivlin-Nadler present their opposing views.