May 1, 2016
Earlier today, the first Great Lakes piping plover nest of 2016 was discovered by monitors at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
This nest is a full week earlier than the first nest found last year. In 2015, Ludington State Park held the title for first nest discovered.
The breeding season is officially in full swing and chicks will be on the beaches of the Great Lakes in about a month!
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