Not Good – High Tide Dune Lapping at Gilgo Beach

Babylon Barrier Beach erosion is reaching a critical point. Started walking and documenting the condition of the south shore beach in the Gilgo Beach area on June 18th. This post documents the same walk as low tide on June 18th. These photo’s taken during the afternoon high tide on June 20th, 2017, just 2 days […]

Poison Ivy Explosion on the Barrier Beaches

With the warm winter we just had, besides the tick alert, be very mindful of where you are walking on all of the Fire Island Beaches. Poison Ivy is popping up everywhere. Here is a link to more information about poison ivy All of the plant will give you a rash, not just the leaves, the […]

Coast Guard Station Exposed Now in 2017

The old Coast Guard station located on the east side of Gilgo Beach Town Park and the entrance to Gilgo State Park is exposed more than it has been in the 20 years I have been coming here. Here is a link to more information about the Gilgo Coast Guard Station. In the photo below, […]

Alert, Alert! Vanishing Beaches 2017

gilgo sand erosion

Our beaches are in tough shape, most of the sand placed from the Sandy Dune Project has vanished. In fact, there is less beach than before Sandy hit the area. I took all of these pictures at Low Tide with a calm ocean and onshore wind on June 18th, 2017. At High Tide, the ocean […]

Order of Chaeadriiformes

Gulls are from the order Chaeadriiformes and the family Laridae, as are terns. Gulls, unlike terns, comprise the subfamily Larinae. All gulls are sturdy looking with long pointed wings and an almost square tail. Their feet are webbed and their bills are hooked. When landing in the water to grab food, they alight almost gently […]