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Thursday Night L!VE: Restoring Redknots, Horseshoe Crabs, and the Delaware Bay
March 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In an extraordinary confluence of ecological timing, each May thousands of red knots, a small migratory sandpiper, land on Delaware Bay beaches, a key stopover on their 10,000-mile trip from South America to nesting sites in the Arctic circle. Famished and exhausted, knots arrive just when horseshoe crabs have hauled themselves onto those same beaches to lay their eggs, billions of fat-rich BB-sized eggs giving knots the energy they need to finish the trip. But in recent decades, knot populations have plummeted from the overharvesting of horseshoe crabs, and the conservation community has sounded the alarm about this bird. Dr. Lawrence Niles, the world’s expert in untangling the knot’s story, shares the bird’s astonishing migration, its threats, long-term trends, and strategies for saving bird, crab, and bay ecosystem. Event is online; please register to receive the event’s link.