April 2023 Photo-observation of the Month

A rare Yellow-crowned Night-Heron perches in the sun in a Winooski wetland. ©

Congratulations to @linxlookin for winning the April 2023 Photo-observation of the Month for the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist! Their photo of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, a Vermont rarity, received the most faves of any iNaturalist observation in Vermont during the past month.

Every observation posted to the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist has the power to broaden our understanding of biodiversity, however only ...more ↓

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