Green Heron

You may see the Green Heron from a distance hunched on its slender yellow legs at the water’s edge around the Meadow Walk, Heron Overlook, and Paul’s Pond or behind Egret Espy.  These small herons crouch patiently to snatch small fish with their sharp bills.  It is not unusual for the Green Heron to lure fish using twigs or insects as bait.  Should you be lucky enough to see them up close, you will be impressed with their beautiful velvet green back, rich chestnut body and dark cap which can rise into a short crest.

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