Bill and Kathy Davis purchased a piece of property in Grand Marais, Michigan and then sold it to the Nature Conservatory so no one would build a house on it and it would be a safe place for the plovers to nest.
This year there is a pair that has nested on the property.
The male (color combo X,b:Of,GY) nested in Grand Marais in 2014 with a different female but unfortunately none of his chicks survived to adulthood. The female (color combo X,G:Of,bL) come much more north than her nesting site, Ludington State Park, last year.
They are both dedicated parents and they’re chicks are due to hatch on June 22.
Written by: Grand Marias monitor Gislaine Peters