great blue heron and friend with holiday greetings

Judy Barrows & Charlie Ipcar

Judy and Charlie in Chicago

"Season's Greetings, Great Blue Heron!" by Charlie Ipcar,
based on a photo taken by Judy Barrows, October 9, 2012,
at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD
© 2012 by Ipbar Productions

photo of Charlie and Judy after a cloudburst
taken at the Millenium Park Bandstand,
Chicago, IL, August 9, 2012,
by Maryann Horch

There are a lot more pictures from our visit to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on my website at - it's a wonderful place, and if you can visit, I highly recommend it. We're already planning to allow more time there the next time we're in the area!