Friday, February 11, 2011

Take a Valentine's Date to see Richmond's Heron Rookery

The department invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tour of the Heron Rookery in the James River Park.
“The courtship behavior of the Great Blue Herons can be eerily similar to that of humans,” says Ralph White, the park’s manager.
The guided tour will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are advised to dress for the weather, and although some spotting scopes will be available, bring binoculars if they have them. Cameras can also be used.
The cost of the tour is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Special parking for this event is available in the Whitewater Boater’s Lot next to the Floodwall on the northeast side of the 14th Street Bridge where the group will meet. It is a short walk to the Heron Rookery and you will need to be able to climb a ladder to get there.
This tour is co-sponsored by Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and the Richmond Audubon Society. For more information, call 804-646-8911.
This tour will be offered again on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the same time.