We can only hope that future generations of Elegant Terns do not face the same fate as the ones from this year. Can you imagine and entire colony killed because of careless human actions? This is exactly why Chino Hills State Park and the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority Preserve have rules. The land is there for the plants and animals first, humans have the co-benefit of recreating there and enjoying nature. Please, please obey the speed limit, don’t use drones, avoid creating new trails or using social trails, discard your trash in a waste bin, keep human foods out of the mouths of wildlife, stay on legal trails, only have your dog with you leashed on *allowed* trails, etc. etc. etc. Nature may not survive if we humans continue to be this careless with the lives of wildlife.
View the Washington Post article.