Charles F. Kennedy, an amateur naturalist who became tied with Central Park, died of complications from lymphoma on Oct. 20. He was 67.
Mr. Kennedy was featured in "Pale Male," a documentary about a red-tailed hawk that became famous for nesting on the ledge of an apartment building near Central Park. Mr. Kennedy was shown in the film rescuing a baby hawk.
Born in 1937 in Iowa, he moved to Manhattan and worked at an insurance company and later as a children's counselor and jewelry maker. In 1993, he retired and devoted much of his time to watching nature and capturing it in photographs and poetry.
He was a member of the Central Park Conservancy's Woodlands Advisory Board and created the park's butterfly garden. He was also a supporter of the New York City Audubon Society and volunteered at the American Museum of Natural History.