Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fire Island

Long one of my favorite getaways, Fire Island is a unique ecosystem. Recently there has been some information released regarding the inverse relationship between the health of an ecosystem and the number of deer present. Fire Island has long had a high deer poplulation, but in the house I was staying at, there was a feeding station too!
To my surprise, there was also a huge profusion of songbirds in this location, something that puzzled me, until I spied/smelled the carcass of a deer. Maybe the deer dying fertilized this location, providing ample habitat for these birds?
I actually think these cats were more of a threat. They were in stalk mode the whole time!
Lots of jellyfish too!
Yes, it was a great summer!

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