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Walk on the wild side
Travelers to New York still have time to attend the NYC Wildflower Week, which is now in its second year and continues to impress wildflower enthusiasts.
The event offers a perfect opportunity for backpackers to escape the urban jungle of their hostels to become immersed in the beauty of nature.
An abundance of free activities are occurring throughout the city, all of which are designed to enable New Yorkers and their guests to connect once again with the natural wildlife in the city.
Highlights of the week include garden tours, botanical walks, restaurant food tasting and ecology lectures.
Environment enthusiasts can also indulge their passion for the great outdoors by taking part in planting sessions and showing off their skills during cooking classes.
Throughout NYC Wildflower Week, which runs from 2 May 2009 until 9 May 2009, travelers can marvel at the city's native plants such as woody vines, sedges and rushes.
The most diverse range of wildflowers can be found on Staten Island, which is home to over 600 plant species.
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