Archives for August 2014

This Just In: Piping Plovers Doing Well in Massachusetts This Year!

Piping plovers are having an excellent summer in terms of reproduction. This video explains why and how from the perspective of the people working hard to manage beaches and plovers in coastal Massachusetts. Tom Barnes of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service produced this short and sweet video. Watch it to see great footage of plovers […]

Hunting the Giant Surf Clam

Gently settling the flat tines of my garden fork into the mud, I probed through the soft sand for an unyielding surface. Barefoot and wearing a sweatshirt to protect me from the morning breeze, a group of beach enthusiasts and I were learning to find the king of clams: the surf clam, Spisula solidissima.  Our […]