|Author:||Main Author: Dion, Mark - United States 1961
|Title:||Field guide to the wildlife of Madison Square Park : Mark Dion's Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, Madison Square Park,
July 11-October 31, 2002
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.
New York, City of New York Parks & Recreation, 2002.
Sam Fox Keywords: Site specific / installation
Sam Fox Keywords: Urban green space
Library Keywords: Madison Square Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Guidebooks
Library Keywords: Natural history -- New York (State) -- New York
Title Description - At the invitation of the Public Art Fund, Mark Dion created The Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, a small work station in Madison Square Park, in which
he conducted research on his surroundings from July 11 - October 31, 2002. A potent mix of serious investigation and gleeful absurdity, his findings
appear fully annotated and illustrated in this guide. The European Starling, the House Sparrow and Pigeon are identified as inhabitants as are the Monarch
Butterfly, the Norway Rat and the American Cockroach. Photographs and drawings accompany notes on field work and the site's history, and Gregory Volk
contributes a critical essay. A list of the lectures that took place at the Observation Unit is included at the back along with a bibliography for further research
should you be inspired to take up your own post in the city. 29 June 2009 (printedmatter.org).