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!
Please note: One of our trained and experienced workers took the picture included in this post last year. It was taken quickly when setting up the protective exclosure to prevent predators from accessing the nest as easily. We ask that everyone always respect the plovers and their eggs/chicks by giving them lots of room. Giving them lots of room decreases the level of disturbance and stress they experience. Thank you!