The Pool: W101
The Pool, of all the natural environments of Central Park, seems to be the most pristine. With its drooping willows reflected in the algae green waters it truly seems like a setting from another place. A secluded grotto formed from stacked boulders is the water source for this idyllic setting. A favorite haunt of the Great Egret
, bird watchers are attracted to the area in search of many migratory species. Glowing in autumn from the burst of color offered by its red maples, Osage orange, Mockernut hickory
and American sycamore it is a truly an enchanting spectacle. Far from the route of most Park visitors, the Pool remains a quiet and tranquil place to reflect on the glories of nature.