Explore the flora and fauna of the park with these field guides, which can be accessed on your mobile device or printed out and brought with you on your visit. Click on the field guide title to view the PDF with images and information.
Bees and Other Pollinators: The vibrant gardens of The Battery attract an abundance of pollinators throughout the warm season, including some you may not have expected! Use this guide to identify and learn more about our most common flower visitors.
Butterflies: Use this guide to identify 15 of the most common butterflies of New York City, many of which can be found pollinating flowers here in The Battery.
Medicinal Plants: This guide highlights the medicinal uses and rich cultural history of some of the plants growing throughout the park. Most of these plants can be found in the Labyrinth area, which is home to our Forest Farm.
Park Birds: The ecological resources of The Battery attract dozens of bird species throughout the year, including some that migrate through and many that make their long-term home in this area. Use this guide to quickly identify some of the park’s most common birds.
Trees: The Battery is home to more than 500 trees, some more than 125 years old. Use this map and field guide to identify our most common tree species using their leaf shapes, bark, and flowers, and read up on interesting facts for each.
Waterfowl: The Battery waterfront is a fantastic place to view the aquatic birds of the Hudson River. Use this guide to identify and learn more about some of the park’s most common seabirds.