Join Kingsland Wildflowers and Atlas Obscura for a roof tour and lecture with NYC Audubon ecologists, who will present findings from the past year of monitoring and research at the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof. NYC Audubon ecologists, Kaitlyn Parkins and Dustin Partridge, will discuss green roofs as habitat for birds, bats, and arthropods in urban environments, the benefits of native plants as a way to attract biodiverse pollinators, the value of quality stop-over habitat for birds, and more.
Food and refreshments provided. $40. RSVP here.
Kaitlyn Parkins, Conservation Biologist, NYC Audubon: Kaitlyn received her Master's dregree from Fordham University where her thesis work focused on the on the bats of New York City, specifically how they use green roofs as foraging habitat. Her current research interests include animal migration and movement and innovative approaches to creating habitat in urban spaces. She works extensively on NYC Audubon's green roof research program, with a focus on bats surveys and banding and tracking roof-nesting gulls.
Dustin R. Partridge, Ecologist and Green Roof Program Manager, NYC Audubon. Dustin is a Ph.D. Candidate at Fordham University. Dustin’s dissertation examines wildlife interactions with green roofs and the surrounding urban matrix. He is currently the managing director of the Green Roof Researchers Alliance, a consortium of over 60 members from 19 institutions. Before joining Fordham and NYC Audubon, Dustin spent several years as an ecologist at an environmental consulting firm where his projects included environmental impact assessment, marine fisheries, sustainable energy, habitat assessment, and habitat restoration.
Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages is provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.