Edge of Brooklyn

Marine ParkMarine Park Nature Center. Tringa semipalmataWillet (Tringa semipalmata).Ardea albaGreat Egret (Ardea alba).Nyctanassa violaceaYellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), a bird that does not penetrate the city as much as the Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), but can be found along its edges. Marine ParkThe western strip of Marine Park was not restored when the grasslands and salt-water marsh was done. It’s a graveyard of junked cars, paths and sands gouged by ATV- and dirtbike- holes, stalked by pre-teen paintball gun creeps (aiming at low-flying planes as their parents fish in some of the worst water around!), radio-controled airplane geeks, loners, and fire-starters. There was, in fact, a fire there the day we were there. We’re thinking it was the pot-heads.

2 Responses to “Edge of Brooklyn”


  1. 1 K May 31, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for all your pictures, you open up new worlds to me all the time.


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