The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show The New York Metropolitan Flora Project Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/60370/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Dr. Gerry Moore, director of science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and coordinator of the New York Metropolitan Flora project, discusses the first definitive findings that New York is losing native plants and many are being replaced with new plants, many from the South. The New York Metropolitan Flora Project is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of plant biodiversity in the metropolitan New York area. See some examples of native plants on the decline on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Historic Image Collection page.