Heron Sightings

Herons are an indication of a healthy environment and a diverse ecosystem.

Many cultures consider the heron to be a sign of peace, serenity and regeneration, and a favorable omen before beginning a journey. Whatever their meaning, the Brookside Area is always happy to welcome them home! 


Some of our favorite heron photos:

Please send us your wildlife photos: friends.of.brookside@gmail.com


See our herons in flight here and here!


Learn More about Great Blue Herons


Did you know?



Great Blue Herons are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. It is illegal to capture, possess, or cause harm to a Great Blue Heron or its nest or eggs. *


*Mass Audubon Great Blue Heron page