Tomorrow is National Trails Day, and I, of course, am scheduled to lead a public walk, this time to the Avalonia Land Conservancy's Henne and Babcock Ridge preserves, two of my favorite places on earth. But while I know both refuges well, I still wanted to pay a visit to both to prepare a rough presentation. The week, however, has been murder, with way too much to do, so today, less than 24 hours before T-Day, I finally carved some time out of my schedule and hit the trail. I especially wanted to see how the Great Blue Heron chicks were doing, and, after either mom or dad dropped by to drop off dinner and then left to find more food for the growing kids, I had a ringside seat on sibling rivalry. The kids didn't come to blows, but they were not about to back down. Wish I spoke Heron... I'd have loved to know what the ruckus was all about.