In this episode, John Page Williams shares some fabulous facts about one of the Chesapeake's best-loved birds, the great blue hero (Ardea herodias), as well as eight other heron species which make their homes in our region. The Chesapeake has a rich community of herons, but their greatest threat is their need for isolated, protected, mature woodlands for breeding.
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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Amazon.com. Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.