This EZ Vane Heron Weathervane features the quiet, noble heron. In Chinese lore, herons represent strength, purity, patience and long life. And according to Iroquois legend, it’s very lucky to see a blue heron before hunting or fishing. can be installed on a rooftop, deck, or fence post. Zinc-plated steel is treated to a powder coat finish in an authentic antique copper hue, which is protected by a clear coat that’s UV-resistant.