The Piping Plover gets some love
10 / 11 / 2013, ENN Wild
When was the last time you saw an endangered species up close, say a peregrine falcon or a gray wolf? It’s not easy to come face to face with animals that are rare and elusive. But piping plovers, right here on Rhode Island beaches, epitomize the plight of an endangered species, and they live out the most interesting part of their lives locally.
Ocean State beachgoers have the opportunity to observe relatively "up close" the fascinating aspects of piping plover behavior and how a species of wildlife interfaces with an active human presence. For example, visitors to the Goosewing Beach Preserve get that opportunity - all it takes is a little curiosity, patience and respect.