The goal of the event was to create shallow depressions on the mud flats at Elkhorn Slough for Snowy Plovers to nest and lay their eggs. In addition to the depressions, oyster shells were scattered around to provide camouflage, as well as provide cover for the plover chicks to hide if needed. These threatened birds are up against many obstacles to their survival, particularly predators such as raptors, gulls, foxes, dogs and humans.
Here is a short video clip of our morning out on the slough.
2015 Elkhorn Slough Annual Mud Stomp
I have provided more information and links on my website here.