The July 2008 Brooklyn Blogade was a picnic at Prospect Park this past Sunday. Mother Nature smiled upon us, as thunderstorms bracketed, but did not interrupt, the picnic proper.
We did, however, get delayed in undertaking a walking tour of Prospect Park, guided by my neighbor Brenda Becker, whose Year in the Park was recently highlighted in the New York Times. While we waited out the rains, we sheltered in the Music Pagoda.
The TourAt the Dongan oak Monument
Because we set out 45 minutes later than planned, we had to cut short our tour. But we did make it to the top of the Ravine.
Rock Arch Bridge
The PicnicOur hosts, Dave Kenny (Dope on the Slope) and Brenda, organized an awesome spread. Everyone contributed something.
Nay-chuhWe enjoyed some of the idyllic ideal envisioned by the Park's creators, Olmsted in particular. Mostly insects, but some other orders, as well. There were also lots of chipmunks about, but I didn't get any good shots of them.
Halysidota harrisii, Sycamore Tussock Moth, Caterpillar. Thanks to Mthew (Flickr) for the id!
Thanks to Dave for the id of this Xenox tigrinus, the Tiger Bee Fly.
Related ContentMy Flickr photo set
LinksBrit in Brooklyn
Dope on the Slope
Luna Park Gazette
Prospect: A Year in the Park