(Newser) – A white woman who called police on a birdwatcher in New York City's Central Park on Memorial Day will be charged in connection with that call. Christian Cooper, a 57-year-old Black man and member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors, asked Amy Cooper to leash her dog per the regulations of the area of the park where she was located, reports ABC News. She then called 911 and repeatedly said just that.
Nature-lovers could face a collision course between the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and tick-borne illnesses this summer. According to CNN, scientists say the mild 2020 winter has created an ideal environment for ticks. Likewise, hikers, campers, and anyone else yearning for a break could burst en masse into the outdoors. And its already begun to happen. For example, outdoor crowds were so big around Memorial Day weekend that parks across the US had to close early after hitting capacity.