Great blue herons are widely distributed throughout the continental United States, and they eat a wide variety of wetland prey near ponds, streams, lakes, rivers, marshes and coastlines, including frogs, snakes and, yes, fish.
Photo by Frank Miles/USFWS
Back Bay NWR’s first sea turtle nest of the season was found this morning!
We can see the female turtle’s distinct tracks coming out of and returning to the ocean. This turtle crossed over her incoming tracks when she made her way back out to the water.
A cage has been placed over the nest to protect the eggs while they incubate. The eggs will develop over the next two months and will hatch approximately 60 days from today. We will keep the updates coming when more nests are found!
What a great way to celebrate #OceanMonth2020!
June 15 at 9:31 AM ·
Have you seen this?!
A new osprey nest platform was installed across from the refuge fishing dock by the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Society in late winter.
We are very excited to see that a pair of osprey have recently taken to the nest. Check it out on your next visit! This platform is visible from the large parking area, fishing dock and the deck of the Visitor Center.