in the Great Lakes

Green Heron – Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.com


Have you ever seen a Green Heron? Or maybe you’ve seen a blue one. There are green ones, too. Green Herons are smaller and stockier than the more often seen Great Blue Herons and have a shorter neck. Herons often wade or stand still in shallow water as they wait for the fish that they prey on to swim by.

The scientific name for the Green Heron is Butorides virescens. The scientific name for the Great Blue Heron is Ardea herodias. Both types of herons are found in and around rivers and lakes and in wetlands areas in Michigan.

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Great Blue Heron – Image by Howard Walsh from Pixabay