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Shelby Township

Great Blue Heron Rookery

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Blue Heron nests can been seen up in the trees

I noticed the great blue heron rookery for the first time this year. There were about eight nests... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
Shelby Township, Michigan
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Nice nature walk area

I have walked in this area twice now. once in the evening with a scout troop and once in the day... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2017
Shelby Township, Michigan
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Feb 4, 2019
“Would have loved to see some!”
Aug 13, 2017
“Blue Heron nests can been seen up in the trees”
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50385 Ryan Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48317-1040
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Finally went over to see this on Rochester Road. Very limited parking and NO birds. It appears that they have abandoned the area and moved on.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OldCarMan2
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I noticed the great blue heron rookery for the first time this year. There were about eight nests in the huge tree in the middle of the wetlands. So the nests are noticable when driving on Ryan. Just look west between 21 Mile and 23...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed January 11, 2017

I have walked in this area twice now. once in the evening with a scout troop and once in the day with my family. There are many trails that wind all around the rookery.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank danamc65
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Marsh land,Love the sand hill cranes, Great outdoor venture anytime of the year!!! Nature at it's best!!!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank iwannabesue1991
Reviewed January 24, 2016

It takes a little bit of a walk down a path to get to the site to view the rookery. You need binoculars for the best advantage. It's great to watch the birds during nesting season and get a look at the babies as they...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Gloria O
Reviewed January 10, 2016

The blue herons are fun to watch in their nests in springtime. The Holland Ponds nature trails are peaceful and a great place to watch waterfowl of various types. The beaver lodges are a neat addition too.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Garyonwheels
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