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Capers Walk re-route

A mother Wilson’s Plover is tending to her eggs near Capers Walk Beach access.  This shorebird doesn’t build a nest but rather deposits her speckled eggs directly on the sand which helps to ensure they are highly camouflaged.  Wilson’s Plovers will only have one clutch per year if successful but if eggs or chicks succumb to disturbance, predators or tides they will continue to try to nest several more times.  When possible please only use this beach access during the cooler times of the day; if the mother is disturbed and leaves her eggs the mid-day heat could kill the exposed eggs.  To help ensure this mother has a successful nest please stay in the marked corridor when accessing the beach via Capers Walk, leash your dogs, and move through the area as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your help!