Rock-a-bye Babies

Introducing Nod.
Introducing Nod.
The lovely and talented Emily Heiser has gotten quite good at Finger Snuggling this Summer.
The lovely and talented Emily Heiser has gotten quite good at Finger Snuggling this Summer.
We always knew our precious PIPL were safe in her hands....
We always knew our precious PIPL were safe in her hands….
But this is an oder of magnitude different
But this is an oder of magnitude different
Emily (EMHE) has become such a fine, talented Finger Snuggler, having cuddled over 65 of New Jersey's itty bittes this Summer, they now little melt right into her hand...
Emily (EMHE) has become such a fine, talented Finger Snuggler, having cuddled over 65 of New Jersey’s itty bittes this Summer, they now melt right into her hand…
And snooze sweet dreams of wermz through their entire checkup and banding
And snooze sweet dreams of wermz through their entire checkup and banding
Introducing Wynken
Introducing Wynken
Good thing someone make instruments small enough to measure itty bitty Piping Plover
Good thing someone thought to make instruments small enough to measure itty bitty Piping Plover
It tikelz!!!!!!!!
It tikelz!!!!!!!!
Finger Snugglez
Finger Snugglez

Wynken & Nod, the first two of Tufters’ & Tacey’s miraculous re-nest are healthy and have joined Beth to become Ambassadors for their species. The third chick, Blynken, has hatched late so he’ll have to wait to join his brothers and become part of an elite group of Piping Plover that will help us understand how we can keep a little bit of the nature-part of the Island alive before we pave over the whole darn thing by mistake.

Welcome to the Beach Wynken & Nod. You’re about to discover what the rest of already know: that LBI is the greatest place on Earth. And we’re about to re-discover what we already know: that our Island is way better with you than without you.

Cheers to Tufters and Tacey, LBI’s celebrity PIPL couple, for overcoming the incredible odds stacked against them and keeping the Jersey Shore a little more Wild.