New York City Can Be Cold-Blooded!

In the parks and on the beaches in New York City, we can see birds and furry critters and lots of flowers and trees. And we can also see the more cold-blooded critters — fish, frogs, turtles, and snakes.

Slithering Across Jamaica Bay

I have seen snakes on the East Pond side of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, but wasn’t able to take a photo until April 6, 2019. This critter was seen on the boards leading to the Big John Pond blind.

A snake went before us at Big John Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, April 6, 2019.

A snake went before us at Big John Pond, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, April 6, 2019.

Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog

Jeremiah at Azalea Pond, Central Park, May 21, 2018

Jeremiah at Azalea Pond, Central Park, May 21, 2018

Was a good friend of mine ... Central Park, April 25, 2018

Was a good friend of mine ... Central Park, April 25, 2018

I helped him drink his wine. He always had some mighty fine wine. Central Park, April 25, 2018

I helped him drink his wine. He always had some mighty fine wine. Central Park, April 25, 2018

A Turtle's Lament

Hey, You, Get Off of My Back! is a very fun video shot on Sept. 24, 2016. It's also very short. It features four red-eared sliders trying to share a little log. 

Red-eared sliders at the Lake, Central Park, Sept. 24, 2016

Red-eared sliders at the Lake, Central Park, Sept. 24, 2016