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Sep
17
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Piping Plover Watch: The Drama at Montrose @ Heller Nature Center
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Piping Plover Watch: The Drama at Montrose @ Heller Nature Center | Highland Park | Illinois | United States

Two Piping Plovers successfully nested on Montrose Beach this past summer, marking the first hatching of this Great Lakes-endangered shorebird species in Chicago since 1955. Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologist Brad Semel will describe the human efforts behind the feat, from rain rescues to 150+ volunteer monitors who helped safeguard the birds as well as what happened to ‘Monty’ and Rose’ and their offspring. Volunteer coordinator Tamima Itani and several monitors will also share their experiences.