Great Blue Heron at Col. Sam Smith: Late August 2022

The Great Blue Heron is the most conspicuous large wader in Ontario waters, waiting patiently at the edge of marshes for an unwary fish or frog to come its way. The marsh at Col. Sam Smith Park is usually a good place to see them:

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron with fish

Other birds:

Mallards
Mallards
Mallard
Mallards
Mallard
Red-necked Grebe
Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Red-necked Grebe

Some botany:

Monarch on New England Aster
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

NATURE POETRY

Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.     John Todhunter (1839–1916)

Miles Hearn

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