Highland’s Heron Rookery

Once the site of a large heron rookery, this wetland now is home to many waterbirds and a nesting Great Horned Owl! A part of the Little Calumet River Levee Trail, Viewing platform and benches are available.


About Highland’s Heron Rookery

The Little Calumet River Levee Trail follows along the boundary of Highland’s Heron Rookery, a large wetland home to many marshbirds and waterbirds such as coots, egrets, and herons. While herons no longer nest at the site, a Great Horned Owl has begun nesting at the site.


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