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Protection

You may be wondering what the wooden fence in my photo is all about.

The gates you see featured in the picture represent our town’s efforts to protect the endangered population of piping plover birds here on the East End of Long Island.

During the many summers spent visiting Pikes Beach, I’ve marveled at these little creatures running around in groups of 3 or 4, rarely flying and knowing they are safe within the confines of their gated safe haven on the sand where their nests are housed. I have set my beach blanket up close to these areas,  just to observe their sweet  behavior.

Makes me happy and proud that we have recognized that this little bird needs special attention and safeguarding to ensure survival of the entire species.

Also gives me pause to think about how we all instinctually protect one another, our families, children, friends, spouses, pets, and ourselves in the world we inhabit every day.

Much Love, Robyn

The following is more information about the endangered Species Act that protects our piping plover population:

The Endangered Species Act

The Piping Plover became a protected species under the Endangered Species Act on Jan. 10, 1986. Along the Atlantic, it is designated as threatened, meaning the population will continue to decline if not protected. The Endangered Species Act provides penalties for taking, harassing or harming the piping plover and offers some protection to its habitat.

Here are some stock images of piping plovers so you will recognize them at the shore this summer!

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5 responses

  1. Elizabeth

    What a beautiful little bird! I am glad they are protected. 🙂

    February 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

  2. me too! Thanks Elizabeth!

    February 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM

  3. sbsmd

    Nice to contemplate.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

  4. How sweet they are! Are these adults or babies?

    February 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    • I just added a photo showing a baby and parent Minka – you can see the difference in size and shape! The babies are sooooo tiny!

      February 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM

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