Ask About Bobby and Rosie, the Red-Tailed Hawks

Hawk Cam 2012

Chronicling the red-tailed hawks of Washington Square Park.

This week, the executive director of NYC Audubon, Glenn Phillips, will be responding to readers’ questions about the red-tail hawks of Washington Square Park. Rosie has been busy warming two eggs underneath her; the first one was first spotted on Tuesday, March 7 and a second appeared early the following week.

Readers who would like to ask Mr. Phillips a question about the nest, eggs and what hawks expect when they’re expecting, should do so in the comments box below. His first set of responses will be published on Wednesday.

Mr. Phillips began working in the environmental field at the tender age of eight, when he started a traveling environmental education program by bringing his collection of reptiles and amphibians to local kindergarten classes for hands-on presentations. At about the same time, he began watching and learning about birds, inspired by the burrowing owls, western meadowlarks, and loggerhead shrikes that inhabited the fields between his home and his school in northern California.

Before joining NYC Audubon, Glenn helped establish the Prospect Park Audubon Center, which was recognized as the premier site in Brooklyn for environmental education from its opening in 2002. As the Prospect Park Alliance’s vice president for education, Glenn was also responsible for coordinating activities with the Lefferts Historic House and the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, a public high school operated in partnership with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the NYC Department of Education.

Glenn has also worked at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, where he helped develop the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, a hands-on outdoor museum within the Botanical Garden. After his stint at the Garden, Glenn worked at the Columbia University Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, running adult education programs in conservation biology.

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