Heron silouette

Published April 10, 2009 / by Steve Berentson

During Thursday’s break in weather I stopped in at Ace of Hearts Rotary Park, a park in the making off of “H” Avenue in south Anacortes. I disrupted the sunbathing of this heron, who opted for a new spot in a pasture a few hundred feet away. This area, complete with perimeter wetlands, will someday boast amenities including Little Leage field and dog park.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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