The beach is a place to bask in the sun, relax to the rhythm of the surf and tune out for a while. If you tune in, though, there’s more than meets the eye: Piping plovers moving in and out with the waves. Crabs scurrying about. Sea turtle paths tracking to and from the ocean. And the sand itself. See this week's story.
(USFWS photo: Piping plovers at New York’s Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, one of 180 coastal refuges.)