Our Precious Piping Plovers - Can They Survive?
At the end of the summer, our precious Piping Plovers will fly south for the winter. Unfortunately, they spend the winter in the Gulf of Mexico, where billion of gallons of deadly oil await their arrival this year. According to the Boston Globe, "piping plovers are one species whose survival is threatened by the oil spill." If you've seen the pictures of oil soaked birds in the gulf, you can't help but despair. For twenty-five years we've helped the Piping Plovers struggle to avoid extinction, but we are helpless in the face of this disaster. I'm glad I got to see Piping Plovers this spring. I just hope I didn't see them for the last time.