Big bird dating
The study, led by doctoral candidate Elly Knight, who worked on the project as an undergraduate, drew on records of great blue heron nesting sites dating back to the 1980s to show that the birds are able to live in human-created environments provided they have access to key habitats: specifically, places to forage for small fish and other animals.
“They are very urban, especially in the lower Fraser Valley.
You see them everywhere, foraging on Highway 1, and in the fields.
It’s really interesting that they’re amongst other human development,” says Knight.
If humans occupy the preferred territory of herons, and herons can cope with human presence, then it’s reasonable that the two species can coexist.
But keeping them safe into the future will take careful management.
On April 2018 Slow Dating Vienna hosted a silent dating for the very first time in Vienna. Big channels of communication also talked about the unusual event in the city (see what the media says).
This kick-off event, was conducted by the amazing Adam Wilder, the founder of Unlike other events the program is focused on giving you many possibilities to interact with other singles.
They look like they belong in a marsh, away from humans, not in the middle of the big city.
Yet a recent study makes clear what many Vancouverites frequently witness: these tall, stately birds can live among human-built landscapes with relative ease.