by Kris Vagos
Another nesting season is upon us! The terns are starting to show up in greater numbers. Thanks to Steve McGuire and others, I have been able to view the terns’ arrival
from my computer screen. Only yesterday there were a couple hundred, but now I’d say it’s closer to a thousand. With help from volunteers this spring, we’ve been able to make some improvements to the boat house, field blinds, and tern habitat found on the island.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
The cadets from the Sustainability Club and USCGA staff helped us build a couple hundred chick shelters over the winter, as well as several boardwalk pieces. Some of the shelters were transported out to the island to create hiding places for young terns during this breeding season, and all of the boardwalks have been installed to allow [Read more…]