When walking in the woods or the marshes, it’s virtually certain that we’re being watched by some of our unseen furry or feathery neighbors. Yet, often an inch-by-inch focus on our surroundings reveals no other living creature.

That’s the time to refocus on the big picture. We might realize that there’s something strange about what we thought was a gray rock 200 feet away – when the light changes, it casts a reflection of an upside-down Great Blue Heron that is watching us very closely.


(Brooklin, Maine)