A Patch reader shared the discovery of a new friend in the creek in their backyard near North Valley Forge Road and Poplar Street in Lansdale. A Great Blue Heron hangs out near the creek and sometimes hides in the drain pipe under a bridge. "The wing span of this heron was huge," said reader Nicole Maae. "I thought I was seeing things when it flew by yesterday, and then my daughter was walking home from school today and saw it too. That's when she took the pictures and videos." What kind of cool nature is going on in your backyard? Share it with Patch at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our Facebook page.