A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste Tree)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Senior Horticultural Interpreter. The chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) is a large shrub that is only just winter-hardy in our climate. When grown with some protection, such as against the sunny wall, however,…

Plant of the Week: Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  The Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica) is not exactly pink. Bright red flowers with dazzling yellow is closer to the mark, and it is a magnet for hummingbirds. Although native to…

A Walk in the Gardens−Gruesome, Yet Fascinating!

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An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

Birding at Wave Hill: Mother’s Day 50 Birds

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An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

eBirding!

One of Gabriel Willow's winter Birding sessions, captured by photographer Joshua Bright

An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

The Great Christmas Bird Count

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On Sunday, December 27, Wave Hill was happy to welcome three observers for the 92nd Bronx-Westchester Christmas Bird Count (BWCBC), itself part of the National Audubon Society’s more than century-long efforts to census bird numbers nationwide from about mid-December to early…

Spring Wings!

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An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

Planting for Life Across the Garden

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Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture. We read with interest Doug Tallamy’s Op-Ed piece in today’s New York Times—“A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening.” It made for a lively discussion among our gardeners over lunch today in our “Potting…

From the Wave Hill Eagle Train

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An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…

Wave Hill Birding: A Pair of Walks Draw Flocks

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An expert birder and naturalist, Gabriel Willow leads walks and excursions all over the world, yet he has an easygoing and accessible way of encouraging new birders without overwhelming them with information. His walks are a regular feature of each…