Photos: Wow! Great Blue Heron Nabs a Frog for Breakfast in Arnold Arboretum

Wildlife photographer Chris Lang captured this spectacular scene of a great blue heron grabbing a frog for breakfast at the Arnold Arboretum. "The frog was doing all it could to make itself as big as possible in hopes that the heron would decide it was too big to swallow. It wasn't," said Lang. Click here to see more photos by Chris Lang Photography.

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Photos: Beautiful Birds in the Arnold Arboretum

Robins, bluebirds, orioles, hawks, herons and warblers -- they're all flapping their wings in the Arnold Arboretum. And check out amazing photos of some of them in the Arnold Arboretum by Chris Lang! Check out more photos by Lang from this past winter by clicking here. And you can see more of Chris Lang Photography by clicking here.

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Photos: Local Birder Catches Winged Wonders in Arnold Arboretum

Local photographer Chris Lang has a penchant for taking great photos of birds in the Arnold Arboretum. "I think photographing birds, really most of my photography, is just a way for me to slow myself down and simply look around," said Lang. "A way for me to explore what's around us all every day and to find something unique, something beautiful that perhaps when I'm rushing to work or running errands I would completely miss. I find it to be very centering, especially given all the craziness in the world these days." Lang added that he doesn't have a favorite type of bird to photograph, but he's looking for bald eagles to photograph. Hey Chris -- bald eagles have been seen at Jamaica Pond!

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Introduction to Birds and Birding

The Arboretum provides a home for over 100 bird species every year. This workshop will provide tips for identifying some of the most common species in our landscape, while also touching on topics such as basic bird anatomy, seasonal migration and common migrants, and binocular selection. Following the in-class segment, we'll take a walk through the landscape and put our skills to use. Fee $32

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

How Birds Migrate

Bird migration is one of the most remarkable phenomena in nature. Arctic terns migrate from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Antarctica and back each year. Red knots migrate from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. How do they do it? Lorna Gibson will describe the why, when, and where of migration, how fast and far birds travel and how they find their way.