Welcome to our project blog. We will be posting regularly about the six Florida prairies we will be painting through June 2012. Each artist will have stories and images to share as we explore these essential and fragile ecosystems. Stay tuned for scheduled events.
In my opinion, Little Blue Herons are the most beautiful of the heron family. They can be easily found on any of North Florida's prairies and seem to be sociable enough to get to get some good photographs. I once watched a heron use pieces of bread to catch minnows. The heron would take small pieces of the bread, walk it to the waters edge, and drop it in. As the minnows would gather about the bread, the heron would pick them off. Interesting how birds will use tools.