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2009-01-09-Green-Cay

A Tricolored Heron half flying, half waking, on the pond scum covered water as it looks for a quick snack.

Pond scum is actually a popular term for aquatic algae, which tend to "bloom," or grow excessively in the early months of spring, spreading over the surface of the pond in unsightly and odorous mats of green and brown.

2009 by Peter Schulz