Houston is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, but much like Central Park in New York or the Commons in Boston it has great parks, and naturally those parks have wildlife. Over the next several months I intend to feature a photo of wildlife in or around Houston on a weekly basis.
This Great White Egret was spotted one morning in a series of ponds in Hermann Park. Hermann Park is the home of the Houston Zoo and is one of two major urban parks in Houston.
A Great White Egret hides among the branches beside a pond in Hermann Park, Houston Texas. While we are able to see a bright white egret the egret’s main predators see in black and white making the egret’s color less of a threat to itself. Hermann Park is the primary urban park for the City of Houston and is home to its zoo, a golf course, two foot gauge train, and wonderful walking trails. Hermann Park is also adjacent to the cities Medical Center District and is accessed via the cities light rail system, numerous bus lines, and has ample parking.