As school is starting next week, our last time monitoring the pond was today. It has been a fabulous experience guiding other volunteers and discovering the diversity there. Today a second year green heron stopped by, a fitting way to end the season. The green heron is an uncommon, solitary bird that spends its time secretively moving around ponds and other water bodies looking for food. Look at its beak. Do you see the yellow lower mandible? That is how we were able to tell its age, a second year. An after second year bird will have an entirely black beak. I hope you enjoyed hearing about our explorations at the pond and hope to see you at the Discovery Center sometime!
-Jeremy Collison (Jr. Docent Volunteer)