12 September 2016

• Where Do the Ospreys Go for Winter…AND...Plovers Hold Up Dredging


• Where Do the Ospreys Go for Winter…and How Do They Get There?

“Scientists have long known ospreys make an epic journey each summer from New England to South America. But the details of their dangerous trip remained a mystery – until now.

“Thanks to trackers on the backs of these fish-eating raptors, scientists are filling in the picture. And what they are learning is troubling....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: RepublicanAmerican



• Stratford Dredging Grant Funds Hang on Plover Memorandum

“The grant funds are aimed at creating an 18-foot by 200-foot deep*** harbor at the base of the Housatonic River in Stratford.

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requiring that the memorandum be executed before dredging is permitted. If the project is not executed by the end of October of this year, the $10 million would be lost, legislators said....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: StratfordStar

***Wow: That’s going to be one really deep harbor. (I think they mean “200-foot long.”)

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