We need to protect our Great Blue Heron colony / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

A Great Blue Heron on its way back to the colony in south Bellingham. It is building or improving its nest in preparation for laying eggs in early spring. Our thanks to Alan Fritzberg for use of his photos.


Tue, May 31, 2016, 9:51 pm  John Servais

The Greenways Advisory Committee voted unanimously in early May to provide partial funding from their available free funds to purchase the platted but unbuilt house sites bordering the Great Blue Heron colony in south Bellingham.

Herons nest together and there are 28 nests this spring. But according to Ann Eissinger, the biologist who has studied and monitored them for 16 years, they do not have enough buffer space between their nests and the potential houses on Shorewood Drive. The property owner has offered to sell the land to the city so it can remain forested and provide a good buffer. […]

Read John’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.


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