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.


American Bittern

“I find standing and posing for photos very awkward.”

~Nicole Kidman (1967- ), Actress

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This American Bittern apparently does not share Nicole Kidman’s discomfort.  It stood still for quite some time, almost seeming to pose for the picture.