Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

This beauty was standing on a the original pond bank which will soon disappear when the rains come. Flew over and landed on the tussock before fleeing the area.

Learn: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/lifehistory

Diet: consists mainly of fish but can include insects and frogs and other invertebrates.

Shown standing amongst Florida Native Plants: COMBLEAF MERMAIDWEED (Proserpinaca pectinata) (and others)
against a backdrop of AMERICAN WHITE WATERLILY (Nymphaea odorata)

My take: http://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/being-green-in-the-wildlife-garden/

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