• Stirrings in the Muck: Fiddler Crabs, Yellow-Crowned Night Herons Locked in Climate Change Dance

    3 monthes ago - By National Geographic

    A yellow-crowned night heron stalks fiddler crabs in a salt marsh near Norfolk, Virginia.
    Thalia, it's called, this upscale neighborhood in Virginia Beach that's lined with red brick ranches shaded by tall loblolly pines. The community is a few short miles from the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Bounded on the west by Thalia Creek and on the north by the eastern branch of the Lynnhaven River, Thalia is a magnet for human homeowners seeking proximity to water.
    It's also become prime real estate for salt marsh-loving yellow-crowned night herons.
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