Frequently geese fly overhead at Herington. Their honking can be heard well before they come into view.
With the honking of the geese, quacking of the ducks and various chirpings of numerous other birds, such as redwing blackbirds, the lake on many occasions sounds like a nature symphony. Added to the sound of birds is the soft lapping of the water on the shore along with not infrequent jumping splashes of fish as they leap out of the water, the deep croaking of frogs and cricket-like chirping of cicadas. There is nothing quiet about nature.