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About

Gary has dedicated his life to the stewardship and conservation of the environment and all the plants and wildlife that inhabit it. He has extensive experience in endangered species management, habitat restoration projects and environmental education. He represented the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation under Governor Pataki’s administration on numerous Councils and Task Forces including: South Shore Estuary Reserve Council, N.Y. State Seagrass Task Force, Protected Lands Council/Long Island Pine Barrens, New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force and the Long Island Sound Study. Gary was instrumental in the establishment of Bird Conservation Areas in NY.

Gary retired after 40 years of service to the environment and now resides in Florida where he remains active in documenting and writing about the wonders of the natural world. He has dedicated this site to share his observations and knowledge of the natural world. Enjoy this site and if you have any questions, feel free to post them. He will answer these or find the answers for you.

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  1. Great blog! Nw you have to tell me which bird has moved into the maple in my front yard. The creature squawks all night!

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    • Thanks Michele. Could it be a mockingbird? They are notorous for calling all hours of the day and night. As you may know, they immitate other birds. To avoid fights, many birds call from their territory to let other of their species know this is their place, keep out. The mockingbird will immitate other birds to keep everyone out. This way it will have the maple tree all to itself.

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  2. its a great blog you’ve got over here Gary!

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  3. Hi Gary, Hi, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. You have a terrific blog. Looking forward to looking around.

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