CAPE HENLOPEN, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say seven piping plover chicks have been spotted on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says two pairs of piping plovers hatched chicks last week. Both broods of the threatened shore bird have moved away from the nest site toward the shoreline to feed.
Two other plover pairs in the area are still incubating their eggs. Monitors are keeping a lookout for two more pairs who may renest after they lost their nests.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware is looking for volunteers to help plant dune grasses.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says beach grass will be planted Saturday on public beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. The planting will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon at various locations. Those interested in volunteering can find locations on the department's website.