Have you been apple picking this fall? We have been twice. Apple picking is one of many seasonal activities that highlight the presence of nature in our urbanized communities. Here is our short list for fall.
The Mommy Poppins blog has an extensive guide to pick your own fruit and vegetable places in the tri-state area. You can forage for apples and crabapples (the latter makes good jelly) throughout the city.
The leaves have been changing colors for a few weeks now. The NY Times reviewed leaf peeping apps a couple of years ago. You could travel upstate or to New England this holiday weekend or you could stay in the city and check out local spots of color like the New York Botanical Garden. Time Out has a guide to Fall Foliage in NYC and the Times published a fall color list, too.
Fall Bird Migration
This year's fall migration in the East is over but mark your calendar for Fall 2014. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides regional migration forecasts. You can still watch birds. NYC Parks lists birding activities in city parks. NYC Audubon maintains a list of the best places to go birding in each borough.
What's on your list?