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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Hine Lake Park and Blue Heron Pond - Jefferson County
Aliases: Blue Heron Pond
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This good-sized pond requires a small walk but can be a good spot to check for ducks and other waterbirds in season, especially the late fall and early winter. While there is only limited riparian growth, some nice fields surrounding the lake might be worth a look for grassland species.

Nearby, treeless Blue Heron Pond may not look like much, but as a 1995 record of Surf Scoter shows, there is always the potential for something rare to show up.

Habitat: Lake, Grassland/Prairie
Directions: Hine Lake Park is reached by taking the Bowles Ave exit from C-470 and traveling a short distance east, then turning right (south) onto Coal Mine Ave. The entrance for the park is on the left in a little less than a mile. To get to Blue Heron Park (home of Blue Heron Pond), from Bowles and Simms, head north on Simms to the second right, W. Brandt Place. Take a right and travel to a "T" with S. Quail Street. Take a left and travel to the entrance of the park, on the right.
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