My first visit to Cunningham Park in Queens

With tremendous thanks to Misha Zitser who accompanied me on this voyage of discovery, and who has been talking to me about this park for a couple of years at least.

I had a great time even though we ran out of usable daylight hours before the end of the visit.

I observed a lot of organisms that were new to me, (about 20 of them) including three new fern species, two new moths, two new frogs, several new fungi and a bunch of new plants.

The observations start here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/171469991

And here is the quilt of images from that day:

https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/susanhewitt/2023/7/6

I also discovered that Oakland Gardens is a very pretty area -- extremely pretty suburbs.

Posted on 08 July, 2023 02:23 by susanhewitt susanhewitt

Observations

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Broadleaf Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea canadensis)

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July 6, 2023 07:16 PM EDT

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Discolored Renia Moth (Renia discoloralis)

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July 6, 2023 07:18 PM EDT

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July 6, 2023 07:21 PM EDT

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Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

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susanhewitt

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July 6, 2023 07:30 PM EDT

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4th instar.

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Pixie Cup Lichens (Genus Cladonia)

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susanhewitt

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July 6, 2023 07:37 PM EDT

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Citronella Horse Balm (Collinsonia canadensis)

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susanhewitt

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July 6, 2023 07:45 PM EDT

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Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

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July 6, 2023 07:53 PM EDT

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Stiff Dogwood (Cornus foemina)

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susanhewitt

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July 6, 2023 08:52 PM EDT

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False Mealworm Beetle (Alobates pensylvanicus)

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July 6, 2023 08:57 PM EDT

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Eastern Harvestman (Leiobunum vittatum)

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susanhewitt

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July 6, 2023 09:04 PM EDT

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Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

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July 6, 2023 09:06 PM EDT

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Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)

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July 6, 2023 09:06 PM EDT

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Golden Reishi (Ganoderma curtisii)

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susanhewitt

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July 6, 2023 09:16 PM EDT

Comments

I'm so glad you made it to Misha's biodiversity hotspot!

Posted by steven-cyclist 8 months ago

Thanks Steven. I hope to go again soon. I gather you got to do some mothing there -- we certainly glimpsed a lot of different moths there, although I only photographed two of them.

Posted by susanhewitt 8 months ago

On my second visit to Cunningham Park on Tuesday July 11th, I observed at least 16 more species that were new-to-me.

Posted by susanhewitt 8 months ago

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