Beautiful Bluff Point
Quite a stretch of beach - great habitat for Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and more
Our team beginning the long walk out
A gray day but still quite a sight - note the Piping Plover exclosure on the left
The crew heading back with some of the materials
You never know what you'll find on a Connecticut beach like this Special Concern species Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle, Cicindela hirticollis
That beetle just goes to show how much is out there in these rare or specialized habitats and why we need to protect them on levels even beyond our birds. Thanks to the volunteers who were able to make it out to Bluff Point to help save some walking, carrying and time. We could not do any of this work without you!
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.