Wild Westhampton

…nature in the Hamptons…

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The Peacock on the Pavement

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Another great place to go around here is the Holtsville Ecology Center, over in Holtsville (officially I think it might be Brookhaven Ecology Center, but it’s still in Holtsville, so there you go).

It’s free to visit, and they have the usual petting zoo things (feed the goats, coming up in another post), as well as non-releasable animals that have been rehabilitated but for injuries or human imprinting cannot be returned to the wild. Some are farm animals — others are true wild animals, like mountain lions, bears, and a bald eagle. They also have a plethora of peacocks, like the one seen here.

The Peacock on the Pavement
05 January 2008
Holtsville Ecology Center, Holtsville

The Grizzly on the Rock

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Did you know that grizzlies are omnivores? They’ll eat bark, tubers, roots, bugs, elk, bison, and other bears (of the black variety). They’ve never been known to live in New York, even before human activity threatened them. The grizzly bear is a subspecies of the brown bear.

The Grizzly on the Rock
21 February 2007
Bronx Zoo, NY

Written by Allison Frost

March 3, 2009 at 10:39 am