Herons are an indication of a healthy environment and a diverse ecosystem.
Many cultures consider the heron to be a sign of peace, serenity and regeneration, and a favorable omen before beginning a journey. Whatever their meaning, the Brookside Area is always happy to welcome them home!
Some of our favorite heron photos:
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HERONS AND THE LAW
Great Blue Herons are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. It is illegal to capture, possess, or cause harm to a Great Blue Heron or its nest or eggs. *
*Mass Audubon Great Blue Heron page