We are so blessed to have a tremendous amount of wildlife in the Spacecoast. One of these feathered friends is The Great Blue Heron. This is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. It is a large bird, with a slate-gray body, chestnut and black accents, and very long legs and neck. Great Blue Heronsare very tall and stand 3 to 4.5 feet high. If you are ever in the Merritt Island area or surroundings. Be sure to keep your eyes open, you might just catch a glimpse of one of these beautiful birds.