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Mighty Elm

An enormous American Elm (Ulmus americana) crowding a yard on 44th Street near 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park. The old giant took us by surprise: the neighborhood still suffers from the blight of highway above 3rd Avenue, a product of the 1940s and a wretched vision of a promised land of highways to segregated suburbs. 164 more words

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Great Swamp

It’s already been two five weeks since we visited Great Swamp NWR. So these pictures are really out of date in the rapid advance of spring. 12 more words

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Raptor Wednesday

You can eyeball the birds at the Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ, pretty closely, albeit through fencing and netting. A Peregrine (Falco peregrinus). … 52 more words

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Transition

This larval critter was snapping and bucking in the water. Because it clearly had places to go. Or something to become.

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Nesting

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) sitting on eggs out over the water. It rare to see Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) on the ground. 120 more words

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