The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged plover

  • Wing'd XXXIX: Plovers and Terns 2017

    | August 16, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    Piping plovers start four nests on Laudholm Beach in 2017, but only one is successful.

  • Wing'd XXXIII: 2015 Plovers & Terns

    | September 16, 2015 | Filed under: Observations

    Katrina Papanastassiou brought good news for her lunchtime talk about this summer's piping plover and least tern nesting season in Maine.

  • Consternation Over Canines

    | June 4, 2015

    Sign post stating 'No dogs allowed at any time

    The reserve has a no-pets policy. It may be our least popular restriction. From Rules for Public Use of Wells Reserve:

    (G)(3)(a): With the exception of seeing-eye dogs, domestic pets are prohibited from the Reserve.

    By and large, visitors respect this rule. Occasionally, we see a wandering cat, a "lost" bunny, or a loose or leashed dog on the property, but after a couple of decades living with the ban almost everybody leaves their pet at home when they come to enjoy nature at the reserve.

    The commonest breach — and potentially the most consequential — is the owner who frees a dog on Laudholm Beach. It happened just this morning and didn't go unnoticed.

  • I'm a Plover, Not a Fighter

    | July 28, 2013 | Filed under: Opinion

    A defenseless nest, an unleashed dog, and in twenty seconds, tragedy.