The Science Behind Trees That Keep Leaves Through Winter

A Great Blue Heron walking along a road next to a marcescent tree, Charleston Lake, Arkansas.

Why do some trees cling to their dry, brown leaves long after autumn ends? Explore the intriguing theories behind marcescence.

Great Blue Heron Winter Adaptations

Great Blue Heron Covered In A Light Coat Of Frost

Learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations that allow Great Blue Herons to withstand freezing temperatures and still thrive in harsh environments.

Great Blue Herons Tossing Fish: A Photographer’s Delight

Great Blue Heron's Fishing Technique

A wildlife photographer shares images of Great Blue Herons tossing and catching fish at an Oklahoma wildlife refuge, discussing this unique hunting adaptation.