A Heron in a Tree behind Kohl’s
I again chose today’s walk using the Google Maps’ Bicycle overlay. While travelling on I-80, I have noticed a paved walkway near a golf course that shows up as a trail on the map, so I thought we’d give it a try.
When my son and I got there, however, one road with access to the property is closed, another access point is on corporate property, and I couldn’t find any another access points. Without pulling up the map on my phone, I thought perhaps we could access the trail behind a large nearby shopping area, so we parked at Kohl’s and headed behind the store.
I was wrong, but it didn’t matter. My son was quite content to walk the curb along the entire delivery area. It was deserted, quiet, and beautiful.
The curb-walking slowed us down quite a bit, but that didn’t matter either. It gave me the opportunity to look across the vacant lot behind the stores where I noticed a heron perched in a dead tree. I did not know herons could physically even do this. I didn’t have my DSLR with me, but snapped a picture with my phone.