Photo Credit: Connie Mahoney
For nearly two million years, Great Blue Heron have found refuge in North America’s wetlands. Come spring, these birds gather in breeding colonies where they nest in the crowns of trees. One such rookery can be found just north of Crested Butte. Join Western Colorado University Professor Patrick Magee to learn about their unique characteristics and what keeps them busy while perched atop the Blue Spruce trees above Slate River.
Logistics: Meet at the 4-way stop at 9am to carpool to observation site, bring binoculars or a spotting scope if you have them for a better viewing experience!