July 23, 2018
In addition to the people who visit in the summer, green herons are also regular summer visitors. Green herons spend the winter in the southern U.S. regions but head north to breed and enjoy Midwest or north central region summers. A juvenile green heron was heard and then spotted on the South Shore of Clear Lake in June. His steady loud squawks “skeow” after leaving the family nest seemed to beg someone (anyone!) to feed him. Photo credit to Judy Oxenger Johnston.