The City of New York executed a daring undercover raid on a menacing group of French bulldog owners meeting in Prospect Park’s Long Meadow on a recent Saturday morning. Their crime: having their miniature dogs off leash past the 9 a.m. curfew in a park obsessed with the enforcement of dog rules.
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When you peel back the outer paper of a wasp nest, you find layers of hive, some dead larvae, some zombie wasps springing to life and not much honey. Also a faint odor.
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Brooklyn great horned owls branching–hopping around their nest tree, thinking about taking their first flight.
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In New York City, you don’t have to be a good enough birder to spot the owl. Just good enough to spot the birders watching the owl.
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At least 100 of Kentucky’s 5,000 reintroduced elk graze on a park made on a mountain-top removal coal mining site. The barren hills make for great elk watching.
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Crystal River Manatee
Probably the easiest and most reliable way to see manatees on the Nature Coast in northeast Florida is at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, right off the main drag, route 19. You can see female manatees that can’t leave and young manatees that will be released someday getting fed at the Manatee Care Center. Plus, it’s one of the very few places in the area you might get to see wild manatees from the shore (easier on you and the manatees)–provided you show up in January or early February.
Like pretty much all the Homosassa manatee attractions, it’s hard to get your head around where the logistics. The wildlife park used to be a private zoo in Florida’s roadside zoo attraction heyday; the lone hold-over is the hippo, Lu, now 51. Otherwise, it now only takes native wildlife that can’t live in the wild because they were injured, sick or raised in captivity.
The park has a big parking lot and outpost on route 19 but the real action is closer to the shore. You either take a pontoon boat (they leave about every 15 minutes) or you walk. Or, you can just drive there. The park really begins deep in the pretty, winding Spanish moss covered roads of old Homosassa.
Captive manatees getting fed at Homosassa Wildlife Park
Some people will tell you the park only has captive manatees. Not true. Wild manatees visit the area. I heard varying accounts of
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Hawk enjoys squirrel for Sunday brunch in Tompkins Square Park
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Hunters shot and killed a 28-year old mare on MD’s Assateague National Sea Shore. 1080 poison was what killed a Yellowstone wolf that wandered to CO.
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A woman is letting two shepherd dogs kill squirrels in Washington Square Park and the local animal community wants it to stop.
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Corbett had one tiger per 9.3 square km. Nearby Dudhwa allowed 11.5 square km per tiger. Tiny Ranthambore had 32 tigers in 344, or one tiger per 10.8 square km.
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