An article in today’s New York Times reports on the absurd indoor ski mountain proposal that would destroy what is perhaps Long Island’s finest grassland habitat. The development would cost over $1.5 billion (U.S.) and is opposed by many who care about the environment, particularly birders who want to see wintering Short-eared Owls and breeding Grasshopper Sparrows.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.