Tuesday, August 16
The Curious Case of the Piping Plover
Since 1986, U.S. law has protected the tiny shorebirds called Piping Plovers. In Massachusetts, where the birds have been making a comeback, beachgoers are unhappy with closings and other restrictions, and taxpayers strained by the costs associated with protecting plovers and their nests. More recently, some of the most successful breeding grounds have turned out to be among the busiest beaches in the state. In this past Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine, contributor Kris Frieswick wonders, is it time to take another look at how we protect this threatened species? We’re also joined by Katherine Parsons, who is director of Mass Audubon’s Coastal Water Bird Program.