It’s piping plover nesting season along the dunes of the Great Lakes. The tiny birds were labeled endangered back in the mid-80s.
Since then, they’ve steadily been making a comeback. But it takes a whole lot of effort.
One of this year’s nests is in Ludington State Park. There's a female who’s chosen to rear her young in this park before.
But this time she picked an odd spot to do it. She’s right in the middle of a beach-side parking lot.
It’s hard to spot the tiny nest, which is surrounded by pavement.