FRIENDLY VISITOR This stately white ….
This stately white wader of quiet
waters is a fixture in Leisure World. Most recently seen in Mutual 14, it meanders around the Mutuals and is remarkably calm around humans. The LW Weekly has received dozens of photos over the past few years of the egret. An egret is defined as any of several usually white herons that grow long, graceful plumes during the breeding season. Nearly wiped out in the United States in the late 1800s, when its plumes were sought for use in fashion, the egret made a comeback after early conservation - ists put a stop to the slaughter and protected its colonies; as a result, this bird became the symbol of the
National Audubon Society. Thank you to Donna Gambol for sending in this picture.