BY kincora • April 19, 2017
Herons are our Heroes!
While there are 65 kinds of herons that reside on every continent (except Antarctica), the great blue heron is our hometown favorite. These majestic, long-necked birds come home each spring from their travels south to the trees that line Broad Run River, to give birth to the next generation. These heron families are an integral part of the Kincora story, serving as the feathered mascots for our 165-acre park and community.
At Kincora, you will find one of the largest heron rookeries on the East Coast. When you come out to watch the herons, you may get lulled into their calm, slow pace as they meander about looking for food. But don’t be fooled – they can strike like lightning when they grab a fish and bring it back to the little ones in the nest!
As we break ground on new roads and buildings this year, we will never break our promise to be great neighbors to the great blue herons. The nesting grounds and rich, wooded acres that make up Kincora Park, will be home to trails and viewing platforms, where everyone can enjoy nature at its best.
In celebration of the herons return and the next generation, we invite you to join us on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 1 to 5pm, for Kincora Heronfest 2017. It will be a fun day of live entertainment, STEM activities for the kids from our friends at the Children’s Science Center, an exhibit from Loudoun Water, food and refreshments, and of course our great blue herons.