Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tern fencing at Harkness

Last week the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds were joined by several volunteers to help the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection construct metal fencing for tern nesting at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.

The crew

Audubon Connecticut's Patrick Comins
Ready to haul out

Bringing it to the beach

This fencing will also help to protect Piping Plovers and the Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle, a species of "Special Concern" in Connecticut.

Once on the beach the hard work began in earnest.

A huge thank you to the volunteers who joined the crew for this difficult and very important effort! The birds appreciate it and we hope they will end up a very successful breeding season.

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