East End Eco-Ventures

Join us to explore the east end of Long Island through nature-based outdoor adventures and educational activities.

Surprise Viewing in Alewife Pond

Last Saturday evening’s paddle in Long Pond treated us to a variety of wildlife:

Eastern kingbird with nesting material

Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) carrying nesting material.

Canada goose on nest

Canada goose (Branta canadensis) found some prime nesting real estate adjacent to the pond.

Spadderdock's (Nymphaea odorata) bright yellow flowers were scattered among the Fragrant Water Lilies (Nymphaea odorata), covering much of the shallower sections of Long Pond.

Spadderdock’s (Nymphaea odorata) bright yellow flowers dotted the shallower sections of Long Pond amongst the Fragrant Water Lilies (Nymphaea odorata).

Our paddle the next morning up Alewife Brook and into Alewife Pond took the prize with an unforgettable sighting of our national bird:

3rd year Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at Alewife Pond. It's presence was made very well known by several crows' nonstop cawing.

3rd year Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at Alewife Pond. It’s presence was made very well known by several crows’ constant cawing and some Canada geese honking.

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