But hidden in the forgotten borough of Staten Island there exist large tracts of woodland in its natural state. This is the Greenbelt. Not the beautiful, manicured spaces of Central or Prospect Parks, but rather what you might have seen here before the arrival of European settlers. You can walk along any of its many trails and completely forget that you are still indeed within the city limits.
Yesterday I took such a walk ... allow me to share with you a little bit of what I saw. (Click on each photo to see it larger. For more information on some of these photos, click here.)