Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife

Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife

Marie Winn / Sep 17, 2019

Central Park in the Dark More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife Love and loss life and death among the nighttime creatures of the city that never sleeps Like her bestseller Red Tails in Love Marie Winn s Central Park in the Dark explores a once hidden world in

  • Title: Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife
  • Author: Marie Winn
  • ISBN: 9780374120115
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Love and loss, life and death, among the nighttime creatures of the city that never sleeps Like her bestseller Red Tails in Love, Marie Winn s Central Park in the Dark explores a once hidden world in a series of interlocking narratives about the extraordinary denizens, human and animal, of an iconic American park Her beguiling account of a city s lakes and woodlands aLove and loss, life and death, among the nighttime creatures of the city that never sleeps Like her bestseller Red Tails in Love, Marie Winn s Central Park in the Dark explores a once hidden world in a series of interlocking narratives about the extraordinary denizens, human and animal, of an iconic American park Her beguiling account of a city s lakes and woodlands at night takes the reader through the cycle of seasons as experienced by nocturnal active beasts raccoons, bats, black skimmers, and sleeping robins among them , insects moths, wasps, fireflies, crickets , and slugs in all their unexpected poetical randiness Winn does not neglect her famous protagonists Pale Male and Lola, the hawks that captivated readers years ago, but this time she adds an exciting narrative about thirty eight screech owls in Central Park and their lives, loves, and tragedies there An eye popping amount of natural history is packed into this entertaining book on bird physiology, spiders, sunsets, dragonflies, meteor showers, and the nature of darkness But the human drama is never forgotten, for Central Park at night boasts a floating population not only of lovers, dog walkers, and policemen but of regulars young and old who, like Winn, hope to unlock the secrets of urban nature These night people are drawn into a peculiar kind of intimacy While exploring the astonishing variety of wildlife in the city park, they end up revealing of their inner lives than they expected.

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    About "Marie Winn"

      • Marie Winn

        Marie Winn writes a column on nature and birdwatching for the Wall Street Journal Married to the film maker and palindromist Allan Miller, she spends part of every day in Central Park.


    433 Comments

    1. Great leisure read. Marie Winn's excitement for the nocturnal wildlife of the park that most fail to notice is contagious. She impressively adds a great deal of well researched facts to the stories that are delightfully nerdy. Plus, if you happen to have lived near the upper west quadrant of the park you may revel in how well Winn describes the paths, trees, and other markers familiar to a local.


    2. Here's my original review sans edits that I wrote for the New York Post (to see, go to nypost/seven/06292008/postopinion/postopbooks/central_park_in_the_dark_117650m):When most New Yorkers think about Central Park at night, the headline aliases “Preppie Killer” and “Central Park Jogger” spring to mind. If we weren’t old enough to read in the 80s about that tragic tryst and brutal rape, our parents told us all about them. Regardless, an alarm goes off: Bad things happen there under the [...]


    3. Central Park 09052008 in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban WildlifeMarie Winn"New York City never sleeps, as Marie Winn proves in this delightful blend of natural history and human obsession. With her usual grace and humor, Winn weaves stories of tiny owls, exotic moths - even slug sex - into a captivating tapestry depicting the nocturnal wonders of America's most famous park." —Scott Weidensaul, author of "Of a Feather" and "Living on the Wind""How great is New York? Right in the middle of al [...]


    4. The subjects of this wonderful book are owls, hawks, slugs, moths, robin “dormitory” trees, and the people who love all of the above (and more) to such a degree that they spend night after night stalking them with note pads and non-flashing cameras to document the surprising diversity of wildlife that lies within the short stonewalls of New York City’s magnificent urban park. Winn is a great companion (at least that’s what her gracefully charming prose accomplishes: making you feel like [...]


    5. This is a charming and remarkably informative book about the various natural history adventures of Marie Winn and her friends in the Park after dark. They check in on Pale Male, discover a moth tree and follow various owls etc. These naturalists are not passive observers. Winn read up on these topics and shares her learning. They consult with experts and do some research. Personally I enjoyed her descriptions of many points in the Park, giving me a fuller sense of its geography. Winn's descripti [...]


    6. Bookseller: LindsFollow a group of humans (some rabid!) as they penetrate the wild (and not so wild) Central Park - at night/dawn. Winn does another wonderful job of taking you on an adventure, in your own backyard, to explore the natural history. The owls (in time/out time); where do birds go at night?; learn about "Mothers" (rhymes with "author"); slug love; bats too!; singing insects and all the science related!You'll enjoy the people and animals in this blend of passions - which are infectio [...]


    7. I have been reading chapters of this book at random, during lunch-breaks and before falling asleep at night. I am not yet finished, but I have been so engrossed in each of the nature encounter that Marie Winn has brought to life in incredibly full detail with only the written word. I especially recommend reading about the Cicada transformation on page 128, I have to see this happen someday!Note to self: Google 'Sun and Moon Data for one Day' to get the exact time of civil twilight for any date a [...]


    8. Really 3.5 stars. It was fun to hear about nocturnal and crepuscular wildlife from such an enthusiast. Marie Winn eschews the philosophical musings of Diane Ackerman (which I happen to like). She expresses an ebullient personality (describing dancing around trees for example) and sometimes complains about characters she meets who don't support this (correcting her pronunciation of a moth name or making her think for a moment that an owl may not be at home).


    9. Finished the bookd it took forever. I kept putting it downd then grabbing it when I had to take the train. This Winn book was not as interesting as the Pale Male book. This one was about animals in Central Park at nightowls, moths, slugsc. Sometimes it feels like she is just mentionning people to name drop. Sigh. Read it if you like natured if you want to know more about Central Parkbut don't look for anything thrilling.



    10. I am in the process of reading this very informative book. If I lived in New York City I would join this group of people observing the natural world in the urban jungle!


    11. Becca's comments:CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK – Marie Winn, author of RED TAILS IN LOVE………Daddy would love it!! I’m going to order it asap!


    12. I found this book not only charming, but Ms. Winn writes with knowledge. I never though I'd enjoy an 'Urban Wildlife' book so much. This book is a gem.


    13. The happenings of an urban park at night—birds, beasts, and other wildlife are hidden from the daylight but are a universe unto themselves.



    14. Urban wildlife at it's best. I am always amazed at what can survive in the middle of the city. Some of the writing can be disjointed-trying to cover all of Central Park with many different groups.


    15. Great Book! Winn covers her personal 11 years of night time adventures in Central Park. with wonderful descriptions of the diverse wildlife she found


    16. I love New York and Central Park. I enjoyed all the "extra" stuff the author put in an interesting book.


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