The Waders of August

August 5, 2009 clifftop CliffNotes

Great and Snowy egrets and Little Blue heron, T. Rollins

Pools of water along the Mississippi River floodway and bottomlands – pacing summer’s decline with a steadily reducing size – often host large congregations of wading birds.  A late-summer leisurely drive along Levee Road offers viewing of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of herons and egrets. Adult birds, many still sporting worn remnants of once fine nuptial […]


EgretsHeronsNatural History in Monroe St. Clair and Randolph Counties Illinois

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