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A Red Hook Egret for Your Wednesday Enjoyment

July 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Red Hook Egret 1

You may know the site next to the Ikea under construction in Red Hook that’s a former industrial area been partly reclaimed by wetlands vegetation. Harriet Zucker, who saved the Revere Sugar dogs, sent along these photos of an egret there, noting that the area “has become an urban sanctuary.” She wonders if anything can be done to preserve it–and we can only guess that it’s extremely threatened, given that one side of the property is the blue exterior wall of the Ikea. Ms. Zucker also notes that the neighborhood opossum was hit by a car and that a family of raccoons that were living on the grounds of the Revere Sugar Refinery have disappeared.

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[Photos courtesy of Harriet Zucker]

Tags: Enviornment · Red Hook