The spotted sandpiper is usually our only native shorebird to enjoy in these parts. Now is the time to spot them.
It’s always a joy when the hummingbirds return just before summer. Weighing a little more than several dimes stacked together, a hummer is about as small as an animal can be and remain endothermic, which means warm-blooded in biologists’ terms. That makes them particularly vulnerable to climate change.