A Linnaean NY field trip on Saturday March 18. We spent all day at three locations along the shores of Brooklyn. The first stop was at Shirley Chisholm State Park. More to come…
The song sparrow who held on tight to a wildly swaying branch and the screaming oystercatchers made me laugh.
Love these bird captures!
In January 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intent to build the Shirley Chisholm State Park, a 407-acre (165 ha) state park along 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of the Jamaica Bay coastline, adjoining the Pennsylvania Avenue and Fountain Avenue landfills south of Spring Creek Park’s Gateway Center section. The state park was dedicated to Chisholm that September. The park opened to the public on July 2, 2019.
I remember her running for president but didn’t realize she got so far or that it was so long ago (1972), but your mentioning the park made me look her up on wikipedia.
Thanks for adding this history, Jill.
The ruffled feathers on those oystercatchers are another sign of the wind — fun photo, that one!
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