08 Aug '11, 1pm

Adorable, But Threatened, Chicks Call Cargill's Old Salt Ponds Home (Pics) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Adorable, But Threatened, Chicks Call Cargill's Old Salt Ponds Home (Pics) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Cargill's Old Salt Ponds Are Snowy Plovers' New Home The salt flats are the remnants of a salt making area once owned by Cargill. Save The Bay , a nonprofit group, worked for decades to gain ownership of the salt ponds with the goal to restore them to natural habitat. The nonprofit gained ownership in 2003 and has been working to improve the land through what is one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the history of the San Francisco Bay area. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, where we were this weekend, is over 600 acres and the salt flats are ideal for the Western Snowy Plover as it likes to nest in open, sparsely vegetated areas such as dunes along beaches, shorelines, and these flats. The plovers find a little indention in the earth that can serve as a nest, and they rely on the camouflage of the eggs to look like rocks and protect them from predators. You ca...

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