A few gentle reminders from our Harbor Master and Resident Naturalist, John Lusk:
- Nesting season has started. Remember that Killdeer plovers nest on the ground in shallow depressions, often in areas with a lot of rocks (like along our roadways and in the dry storage area). Please exercise caution when walking or driving the grounds in the next few weeks.
- Killdeer are protected by federal and state laws, as are all birds.
- Club grounds include Corps land in a natural state. The Board and many club members support a policy of peaceful coexistence with all the wildlife, including snakes and turtles.
- Dogs off-leash can harass or injure the Killdeer, most especially the eggs and juveniles who are more vulnerable; please control your dogs.
Thanks for helping keep our club a habitat in which we can enjoy the overwhelming beauty of nature.