|National Parents' Day is the fourth Sunday in July -- that's today! Here's an American robin feeding its hungry chick for the occasion. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
|When I went outside yesterday to look for some urban wildlife around Brooklyn Heights, I was overwhelmed by an apparent irruption of wild Pokemon creatures like the Doduo pictured above. Click to enlarge for a better look.
|This Clefairy was just hanging out on a street corner. Looking at me.
|And I saw this Polliwag who looked like he might be up to no good.
|This Zubat flapped at me.
|A Staryu was hanging out at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza.
|This little wild Eevee was frolicking in the Metro Tech gardens.
|In the same garden -- a Rattata in the grass.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
|Four goats are at work eating weeds in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It's a big improvement over lawn mowers of the more common sort. This guy is on the job right now. The name on his collar says Hector. Click to enlarge.
|Here's another one. His collar (from a different photo) says Horatio. They are nubian goats. The park hired them for their eco-friendly ways and their climbing skills to trim the steep slopes of the noise-attenuating berm at the Pier 3 uplands.
|Here is a more magnified shot from the same vantage. The other two goats are called Minnie and Eyebrows. They all spend their nights in a shed and they are on the job every day, munching away inside a fenced enclosure.
|Go take a look at them if you are near. But don't feed them or they won't do their job as well and don't disturb them -- just look. They are way cool!
|Mmmm... tasty weeds.