Nature surrounds us in New York City, from lightning bugs in Prospect Park to blue herons along the Staten Island Greenbelt to snapping turtles in the Bronx River.

We’d love to see photos of the natural world you enjoy in New York City. We’ll post them here at New York Environment Report. And, if you want to include some thoughts about why you chose the image, we’ll post those too.

Send your pics and ideas to

Thank you and we look forward to sharing!