Responsible Nature Photography

Jenna Skinner Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

Our Beach Talk Series continued last Tuesday with a presentation by photographer and naturalist, Kerry Jarvis. Kerry entertained us with his many stories of life behind the lens and he shared his beautiful photos and videos with us. The audience was fortunate to hear some helpful tips about responsible and ethical photography, and how to work towards improving our skills as nature …

Microbead Plastics: A Growing Danger in Our Water

Jenna Skinner Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

Last Tuesday, our Beach Talk series continued with a presentation by Rhiannon Moore with the help of her colleague, Erinn Lawrie, from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation. Rhiannon spoke about plastic pollution in Lake Huron, including microbead plastics, which have recently been listed federally as a toxic substance. Plastic waste poses a major risk to shoreline and aquatic species, …

Chick Hatches from Nest 5

Jenna Skinner Uncategorised

Exciting news this morning: a chick has hatched from Nest 5! It’s an extremely windy day at the beach, so the little one has been hiding in the long grasses with its mother this morning. It did pop out to check out the beach and have a bite while the weather was calm, but returned to its hiding place when the wind …

Happy Canada Day Weekend!

Jenna Skinner Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

Canada Day is upon us, and we can’t wait to celebrate in Sauble Beach! We are anticipating a very busy long weekend coming up, and will have volunteer coverage throughout. If you’re visiting Sauble Beach, please keep in mind a few things to reduce disturbance to the Piping Plovers: Respect posted areas, even if you don’t see birds inside them. Birds, …

Update from Sauble Beach, June 28

Jenna Skinner Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

We’re grateful for the relatively quiet week we’ve had at Sauble Beach! After the ups and downs we’ve experienced this month, there are still two nests, both of which are being incubated. Fortunately they seem to be in relatively dry locations, as there was a heavy rain on Sunday but the water seeped in quite quickly around both nesting areas. …

Chicks hatch from Nest 1

Jenna Skinner Uncategorised

It was an exciting afternoon on the beach as chicks from Nest 1 began to hatch! We have not yet confirmed how many hatched, but at least two fluffy chicks were seen at the nest. Once out of the egg, they are immediately mobile and active. This evening, one adventurous chick began exploring its new surroundings and wandering outside the …

Second Nest Discovered in Sauble Beach

Jenna Skinner Uncategorised

Nest #2 is confirmed at Sauble Beach! The male, pictured here, sat patiently on the nest as a team worked to install protective measures. This second mating pair must have been waiting for a warm spring day, just in time for a beautiful long weekend. If you’d like to get involved in the recovery of these precious birds, email coordinator@ploverlovers.com …

And…They’re Off!

Jenna Skinner Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

    Mating has begun here at Sauble Beach, with males strutting their stuff and showing off for two females that have settled on the shoreline. This means that nesting could start any day now! With that in mind, Volunteer Monitors are needed to help with recovery efforts.   For more information about getting involved, email coordinator@ploverlovers.com or visit our earlier post: http://ploverlovers.com/2016/04/piping-plovers-looking-for-monitors-at-sauble-beach/ If you …