The Virginia Audubon Council, Richmond Audubon Society, and the City of Richmond’s James River Park System have partnered for the 2014 Great Blue Heron Rookery walks. The walks have been scheduled for Saturday, March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 12 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and will begin at the James River Park Pipeline Walk located at South 12th Street. There is also an afternoon walk scheduled for Saturday April 26, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day.
The Great Blue Herons will, throughout the spring, be courting, nest-building and breeding in preparation for egg-laying and raising their chicks. Every walk will bring its own set of sights and sounds for the whole family to enjoy! It is suggested to bring binoculars to be able to see the herons up close.
This event has a $5 charge per walk, per person for the benefit of the Virginia Audubon Council and the Richmond Audubon. Participants are being asked to meet in the grassy area west of 14th Street. Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in the lot that is closest to the Rookery in Shockhoe Bottom.