The NBA has a campaign called, "This Is Why We Play", and the photo here is why we advocate, why we educate, and why we conserve species and their habitats. This is a recently photographed hatchling Piping Plover, only a few days old, foraging on the beach with its siblings and parents.
It is often difficult work in a challenging field for our volunteers and staff. While we can sometimes forget what brought us here, this is what makes it all worthwhile. Please keep on spreading our share the shore philosophy as we head into June and the summer beach season, and pass on the passion for these delightfully adorable birds!