I recently discovered these decorative carvings on the Bethesda Foundation Terrace in Central Park. I've walked by there many times and only just happened to notice all of the things from nature carved in stone. Here is some information from centralparknyc.com: The decorative elements for Bethesda Terrace itself were designed by English-born architect Jacob Wrey Mould. Reasserting the primacy of nature, Mould chose representative wildlife and seasonal design motifs. There are also carvings symbolic of day: a rising sun, a crowing cock. Night is represented by a lamp and book, a bat and owl, and a witch flying over a Jack-o'-lantern.