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Great Blue Heron

JOHN MUIR on the GREAT BLUE HERON
February 3 and 13, 1896 Journal Entries

Alhambra Valley at the John Muir Home in Martinez
Contra Costa County

 Subtitle: Muir, Herons, and Trees

February 13, 1896
Warm, summery. A peach tree is now in bloom. There are thirty-one heron nests among the sycamores on Alhambra Creek, thirteen on one tree ... The overflow from the regular heronry consists of about a dozen nests on large oaks on the hills to the westward."

February 3, 1896
" John Reid says one of the herons of the nesting-village of the sycamores in the vineyard came today and took a general survey of the premises."