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.
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)