Tiny shorebirds that fly yearly from one end of the earth to the other, twice, are profiled in a recent book. Their fates are closely entwined with that of the ancient and funny-looking horseshoe crab, which is in turn linked with human health.
Wildlife refuges in every state are hosting walks, possible osprey sightings, and talks October 11-17. Refuges started with Pelican Island in Florida, founded by Pres. Teddy Roosevelt.