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Decomposition Central at Wave Hill

Decomposition Central

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  • Oct. 19, 2019 through Oct. 20, 2019, 11am-4pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to grounds until 12pm on Saturday

What do lowly millipedes, mushrooms and land mollusks have in common? They are star players on the decomposition squad that makes life on earth sustainable for all of us. Stop by Decomposition Central to chat with entomologist Lindsay Velazco and naturalist Pam Golben as they de-mystify the de-composition process. Visit the Scavenger and Decomposer Petting Zoo to see and touch some friendly scavengers and decomposers, and observe scavenging dermestid (flesh-eating) beetles at work. Then pick up a self-guided garden scavenger hunt to look for—what else?—scavengers!

About Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Bronx, NY


    Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.