The Nature of New York - Life
New York city hosts a diverse community of resident and transient wildlife. More than 350 species of birds have been recorded in the area, as well as some 30 mammals and 32 reptiles and amphibians. In the spring and summer, numerous butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers can be observed throughout the city’s parks, community gardens and other natural areas. NY being a primarily coastal city, its numerous beaches and coastal wetlands, and the Hudson River and Estuary offer habitat to many marine and freshwater organisms, including more than 170 species of fish.
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