How easy is it to see a snowy owl in Brooklyn this winter? Your odds are pretty good–if you’re willing to haul yourself out to Floyd Bennett Field, an old timey airport on Brooklyn’s shore. I got to see one today after looking on eBird and figuring it was the most likely spot.
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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.
Keep reading What’s inside that wasp nest?
Our beagle Huckleberry has invented the sport of chasing pumpkins down a hill in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. His reward is he gets to eat the pumpkin, which he’s able to break into after several rolls.
Keep reading Beagles Run for Rolling Pumpkins in Prospect Park
Several pairs of green herons are building nests or raising young in what’s becoming a heron co-op near the Lullwater in Prospect Park.
Keep reading Green heron co-op forming in Prospect Park
Heroic green heron parents endured days of hipster music and foodies when their eggs were about to hatch. Now two chicks are learning to eat regurgitated fish and walk on branches of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Keep reading Green heron nest survived Googa Mooga
Enormous snapping turtles lurk in Brooklyn lakes but emerge this time of year to lay eggs. Oddly, NY state is about to allow trapping, hooking and clubbing them to death.
Keep reading Monster quest: finding the giant snapping turtle of Prospect Park–before NY legalizes trapping them
A distinctive male cardinal comes to whistles in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and expects sunflower seeds.
Keep reading Meet my friend, the pushy cardinal of Prospect Park
Green herons annoyed off their nest by Googa Mooga, a celebration of hipster food, loud music and the selling out of public park land.
Keep reading Googa Mooga drives off nesting green herons
The latest animal research seems to prove that animals are sexually and morally freaky in ways we never imagined. This book turns biology into fun sideshows.
Keep reading Zombie Birds shows us we still have a lot to learn about animals