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March 26, 2019

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/20/2019

"If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it is that living beings will eat anything."

-- Roger Hammer, a Miami naturalist who is a survivalist instructor for the TV show “Naked and Afraid"

Beneath stacks of highway overpasses, hard by a county jail, inside barbed-wire fencing and perched above a concrete-colored pond, it’s a sight for sore eyes: Egrets. A couple of hundred egrets, impossibly white against the dingy landscape, as if they were dipped in fluffy clouds on their flight down from the sky.

They have found a winter home in Miami’s inner city. True snowbirds, they’re staying at a green condo of bushes just north of Northwest 14th Street between Northwest Seventh Avenue and I-95, on vacant Florida Department of Transportation land dotted with royal palms, oaks and ceiba trees. Discarded McDonald’s wrappers, Doritos bags, coffee cups, cigarette butts, shoes, sweatshirts and bedsheets have collected against the surrounding fences. Traffic zooms overhead and the loud noise bounces off large support columns sunk into the water.

A tree grows in Brooklyn. A flock of egrets roosts in Overtown.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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