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Long Island’s Amazing Urban Wildlife Refuge

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Oystercatcher chick.

Oystercatcher chick.

Diamond terrapin nesting.

Diamond terrapin nesting. Mike Bottini

Barn owl chicks.

Barn owl chicks. Mike Bottini

An osprey nest.

An osprey nest. Mike Bottini

Osprey chicks.

Osprey chicks. Mike Bottini

Bald eagle chicks.

Bald eagle chicks. Mike Bottini


South Fork Outdoors

  • Publication: Southampton Press
  • Published on: Jun 30, 2020
  • Columnist: Mike Bottini
Last week, I joined my close friend and colleague Don Riepe for a day in the field on his home turf: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Don spent several decades working... more

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