New Wildlife for M’finda Kalunga Garden

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 at 6:18 am by
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The roosters no longer crow on Forsyth Street. Caesar and Napoleon were shipped away last fall, not to return. But their coop inside the M’finda Kalunga Garden remains well-kept.  And we are now hearing word that it’ll again play host to some wild visitors this summer. On a recent visit to the delightful urban oasis, we learned that a pair of hens is scheduled to arrive this Thursday.

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Another wildlife development in these parts is the eventual advent of a new turtle pond in the southeast corner of the garden. Volunteer caretakers are presently fundraising to help bring three red-eared slider turtles to the Lower East Side. The pool itself would be roughly three feet deep (to withstand winter freeze) and sport fiberglass lining. We were told that the garden was awarded a small grant for the project, but an additional cash infusion is needed for completion.

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Stop by to show your support. M’finda is open Thursday evenings and weekend afternoons through the fall.

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