These birds are highly adaptable and can often be found near a variety of different water sources from freshwater to saltwater habitats foraging for food such as fish, frogs, salamanders, snakes, insects and other small animals. They have been known to forage in grasslands and agricultural fields as well.
Celebrate great blue herons and other wildlife on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks during National Wildlife Week from April 5-9. This celebration dates back to 1938 and is the National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program. National Wildlife Week was created as a chance to learn more about the incredible animals native to North America, their habitats, and how we can help them thrive. To learn more about native wildlife on the Landmarks, follow Irvine Ranch Conservancy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Next time you are out on the Landmarks, keep an eye out for the majestic great blue heron! To learn more about native wildlife on the Landmarks, visit IRConservancy.org.