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Continued: Great blue herons are fighting to maintain Lino Lakes rookery

  • Article by: JIM ADAMS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 4, 2014 - 9:55 PM

He said he’s not worried about colony failure as long as 100 or more nests remain on the remote island, which is marked with signs against trespassing and “no-wake-zone” buoys.

“We thought the birds wouldn’t make it,” LeBlanc said, “but they kept coming back.”

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