Least terns find innovative solution for nesting dilemma

As development and visiting tourists make it harder to find flat, undisturbed sandy space along the Gulf of Mexico’s beaches, endangered least terns have come up with an interesting solution: rooftops.

The birds are nesting on top of grocery stores, schools and shopping centers. It seems like a stretch from their normal homes, but when these buildings are constructed with gravel rooftops they resemble the texture and color of beach sand.

Read the full article in the June 1 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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