Thursday, June 28, 2007

Meet the Gowanus Canal Black-Crowned Night Heron

[Photo courtesy of Gowanus Canal/flickr]

What you are looking at is a photo of a black-crowned night heron that makes its home on the shores of the Gowanus Canal. It has been given the name Manzana. Like all creatures one finds in, on or near the Big G, it represents the triumph of spirit and hope over reality. Yes, we know the Gowanus is better than it once was and that ducks, geese and other creatures are seen there. Still, we have to say, Manzana, We Salute You!

Oh, and below, those would be hardy Gowanus fish, also courtesy of Gowanus Canal on flickr.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has never stoped being an esturary--despite all we have done and will continue to do to this landscape!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

We can work to restore some of the marshy shoreline! Now is the time to get city agencies involved to implement some of the storm water best management practices as outlined in PlaNYC. Email gdredgers@gmail.com to get involved and come canoe with the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club to get a first-hand look at the beauty of nature and industry. www.gowanuscanal.org

11:40 AM  

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