Black Creek Heronry

Black_Creek_Swamp.JPGThe Black Creek Heronry in East Perth County has been the breeding grounds for a large colony of Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) for at least 30 years. It is one of only two heronries in Perth County and is thus the source for these well-loved and majestic birds through much of Perth County.

In order to breed successfully Herons require a wetland in which they will be undisturbed, and this has become an increasingly rare habitat.

Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) was fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase this 5-acre wetland that abuts 100 acres already protected by a Conservation Easement held by TTLT. TTLT protects this wetland in perpetuity ensuring that future generations will be able to marvel at the sight of the Great Blue Heron.

Heron upon Avon