Monday, 9 April 2012

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

We took a trip out to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in Chilliwack, BC a couple of weeks ago to see the nesting heron colony. A better camera would have come in very handy, but it was still neat to see so many nests and herons (if you look close) sitting or standing near their nests. They also have many feeders set up near the Rotary Interpretive Centre and this would be a great place to just sit and watch the birds come by.  Much to my husbands dismay, we also found many snakes enjoying the warm spring sunshine. 
Great Blue Heron Nesting Colony
Seen from our walk on the Dyke
Coming in for a landing
On the Ground
The back of the Rotary Interpretive Centre with seating
Downy Woodpecker at one of the feeders
Red-winged Blackbird
Just one of many bridges
Giant Tree
The Vedder River
A friendly Cat
Anyone know what these are?
The Observation Tower
Picnic table down below
A game

Family Photo


  1. Hi there we are doing a documentary on Rotary in BC, and were wondering if we could use a couple of your photos of the Chilliwack Rotary Clubs interpretive center?

    Please contact us.

  2. Wow! I can't believe all the nests. If we make it to BC, we will need to try to squeeze in a trip to this nature reserve. I love great blue heron's. I don't love snakes, but I really enjoy your pic of the three snakes.

  3. Thanks Jennifer. My husband hates snakes but even he was taking a few photos of them that day. If you do happen to visit this reserve, ask at the info centre for directions to the best place to view the nests or birds. My photo was taken on the dyke just outside of the reserve.


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