Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Green Heron at the Rose Valley Lake

Green Heron at the Rose Valley Lake (Photo by John Green)
Rose Valley Lake is a treasure for the citizens and tourists of North Central PA. This heron was looking for lunch in the reeds. Just a beautiful bird that visits our lakes.

The green heron is a small heron of North and Central America. Butorides is from Middle English butor "bittern" and Ancient Greek -oides, "resembling", and virescens is Latin for "greenish".
Mass: 6.2 oz (Adult)
Length: 16 - 18
Green herons are small and stocky, with legs that are relatively short, compared to other herons.

Rose Valley Lake is a reservoir that covers 389 acres (1.57 km2) in Gamble Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The fish and waters of the lake are managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The lake is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The primary use of Rose Valley Lake is recreational game fishing. The lake is open for recreational fishing on a year-round basis. Ice fishing is permitted, but the thickness of the ice is not monitored by the Fish Commission. The most common game species of fish in the lake are, largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, muskellunge, yellow perch, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed and walleye. The lake is five miles east of U.S. Route 15 and Pennsylvania Route 14. Rose Valley Lake can be reached by taking Trout Run Mountain Road to Rose Valley Mountain Road.

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