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Category: Fauna

The animal kingdom is at our mercy. Will we preserve it?

A Matter of Scale
September 11, 2022
Birds, Fauna, Hydrosphere, New York
On an outing to Montauk yesterday I was treated with whales, spinner dolphins in the distance and a few seals poking their head through the rolling surf, which had attracted many...
The Butterflies
August 17, 2022
Fauna, Photoblogs, Science
On a recent Long Island outing, we found lovely pollinators that managed to momentarily dull a mindful of existential puzzles and quiet down those chaotically newsworthy echoes...
Close Encounters of the Small Kind
August 13, 2022
Fauna, Macro, New York, Photoblogs
After stating in a recent post that "nobody likes bugs", I decided to prove myself wrong, go back to the source and look at the little devils with a new eye. Or rather an old...
Invading the Hood
August 1, 2022
Fauna, New York
On a recent visit to Staten Island's Conference House Park, the lanternflies were everywhere. There were insect highways going up tree trunks, and more annoyingly, they'd fall...
Mighty Wings
July 5, 2022
Birds
The Maine eagle gathering in the first pictures below is a seasonal occurrence. The birds of prey gather to feast on alewives in a small tidal estuary where the fish are corralled...
New York City in Spring
June 7, 2022
Birds, New York, Photoblogs
This is a benign post about those tiny details which, should one choose to accept them, can chisel an alternative reality into our lives as megapolis dwellers. Over nine million...