Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Great Blue Heron Colony

A fun walk in Stanley Park (Vancouver, Canada) during the month of May is to visit the Blue Heron Colony. 

 The funny thing about this colony in Stanley Park is that it is right above highly used tennis courts and next to large apartment buildings and supposedly their nesting is supposed to be affected by humans coming and going from the area.

 The Great Blue Heron is the largest North American heron. It has a wingspan of between 66-79 inches and weighs about six pounds. The females lay three to six pale blue eggs. If the nest is destroyed they will lay another set. Eggs take around 28 days to hatch. If you find yourself  in Vancouver in May treat yourself to a visit.


  1. Herons have such a distinctive call. We have them in Powell River. The city was cutting down a stand of trees when they found a nesting colony in one of the trees. They had to stop cutting, and relocate the new track they were going to build to another location.

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