Piping plovers return to Lake Erie

A single pair of the shorebirds nested along the lake last summer for the first time in 60 years. They’re an encouragement to the wildlife managers who are reclaiming the plover’s old habitat.

Conservation in the bat zone

Check out the facelift at a Michigan-based bat conservation center that locates bats with iPads, studies them with bat cams and leads discussions about them on Facebook.