Central Park has just begun to blossom, so I decided to take a break from studying the creatures of Central Park to look at the flora. Studying this season of blossoming plants is not a completely isolated activity, because, like any ecosystem, the behaviors of the inhabitants are closely affected by flora that surrounds them. For example, with each leaf bud that pops out of the trees, there is an equal raise in the amount of creatures that are inextricably drawn to the part, most of the time these new inhabitants do not become permanent residents but instead stay just for a season or two. The Tourist Species is a good example of how the population of Central Park grows during the warmer seasons of spring and summer.
Some of the best places to see spring at its finest are around Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. There is an amazing array of colorful flowers around Bethesda Fountain. Continuing North and going over the white bridge the flowers become sparser but take on a more acute beauty, with few little dollops of natural paint thrown across a green canvas. Cherry blossoms are also quite abundant but this will most likely be there last week of existence for this year as they begin to fall to the floor. With almost no exception, the various species of Central Park are physically inclined to stay near flowers. This may be a natural instinct and in some cases it serves as an aphrodisiac between a courting make and his female prey.