July 2019 marks the first summer in at least a decade where 13 Piping plovers are “thriving” on the western tip of Fishers Island.
Sanctuary of Sands, a refuge with safe shoals, tidal pools, and thick wrack lines appears to be the perfect recipe for this “baker’s dozen”, allowing us all the privilege to witness quite a conservation comeback.
Please continue to rally behind our precious wildlife and kindly leash all dogs within this critical habitat during July and August.
Justine Kibbe, FI Conservancy Naturalist
Click any photo to see a larger version. Photo Credit: Justine Kibbe, FI Conservancy Naturalist