Welcome to the RBG Gardeners' Blog

Many changes are afoot in the garden, and this is the place to look for interesting updates from the RBG gardeners' perspectives.

With the help of our team of dedicated volunteers there is much progress being made in the garden including new plantings and major bed and pathway renovations.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Casmerodius albus in the Garden

The distinctive call of the heron marked the beginning of time in the ancient Egyptian creation myth; heron ("lu") is a homonym for "path" in Chinese; the heron is known as a messenger of Athena, the goddess of wisdom in ancient Greece, and it is the symbol of everything beautiful and rare in the Maori culture. Hunted to the brink of extinction for its elegant plumage, the Great Egret was the inspiration for the Audubon Society http://birds.audubon.org/species/greegr

Here is one waiting to spear some breakfast in our pond on Monday morning.

Charlotte Blome