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Great blue herons are nesting in a group of giant white-barked sycamore trees off a trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park in Shawnee. The birds’ breeding season is from April to July.

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In years of walking Mill Creek Streamway Park, Ascension Hernandez has seen the occasional great blue heron — water lapping at lanky legs, rope-like neck forming a graceful ‘S.’

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