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More often seen than heard, owls are amazing b…

More often seen than heard, owls are amazing birds. 🦉 The eastern screech owl has some of the best camouflage – even the sharpest eye might not see it in the trees. It tends to roost in a hollow or in dense foliage near the trunk, and its colors range from gray to reddish brown. Its call is a long quivering whistle, so keep your ears open even if you can’t spot this owl. This one was photographed at New York and New Jersey’s Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to grassland birds, migrating waterfowl and wintering raptors. Photo courtesy of Herb Houghton.

Here are some spring flowers for Lady Liberty….

Here are some spring flowers for Lady Liberty. Visiting Statue of Liberty National Monument is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to New York City. The size and artistry of the massive sculpture is only surpassed by the incredible inspiration this iconic symbol has had on generations. Don’t forget to get tickets ahead of time. Photo by National Park Service.

Within sight of the New York City skyline, Jam…

Within sight of the New York City skyline, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is an 18,000-acre wetland estuary bordered by Brooklyn and Queens. An area almost equal to the size of Manhattan, this stunning getaway consists of numerous islands, a labyrinth of waterways, meadowlands and two freshwater ponds. Part of Gateway National Recreation Area, the refuge provides an accessible and unique environment for both wildlife and urban recreation. Photo by Micael Fano (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Within sight of New York City skyscrapers, Jamaica Bay Wildlife…

Within sight of New York City skyscrapers, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a great place for hiking, biking, boating and birding. With numerous islands, a labyrinth of waterways, meadowlands and two freshwater ponds, the wetlands provide a unique environment for both wildlife preservation and urban recreation. In every season, there’s beauty to be found. Fall photo by Micael Fano (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Within sight of New York City skyscrapers, Jamaica Bay Wildlife…

Within sight of New York City skyscrapers, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is an 18,000-acre wetland estuary surrounded by the Rockaway Peninsula to the south, Brooklyn to the west, and Queens to the east. An area almost equal to the size of Manhattan, the bay consists of numerous islands, a labyrinth of waterways, meadowlands and two freshwater ponds. The refuge provides an accessible and unique environment for both wildlife and urban recreation. Photo by Micael Fano (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Located in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of upstate New York,…

Located in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge serves as an important resting, feeding and nesting ground for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway. With almost 10,000 acres to explore, visitors can enjoy bird watching, fishing, boating, hiking and photography while learning about wildlife and the environment. Photo by Doug Racine, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.