We’ll meet at the Gans Creek Recreation Area parking lot and go on a rambling hike. There is small brush cover, trees, a nicely secluded pond that has had ducks and migrants. We’ll check for the return of Great Blue Herons to the rookeries. By recent count the upper nests have decreased by half and the lower nests are increasing as the birds appear to be nesting downstream to flee the increased sports activity. We can meander over into Gans Wild Area if we want and time allows.