Great Blue Heron

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”

~John James Audubon (1785-1851), American scientist

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A great blue heron flies gracefully across a Minnesota lake as the sun dips lower into the horizon.

Ring-billed Gull

“For most gulls it was not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.”

~Richard Bach, (1936- ) Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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A Ring-billed Gull that flew steadily alongside our pontoon as we traveled across the water.