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Rare piping plover nest spotted in Ohio
Rare piping plover nest spotted in Ohio

June 15, 2021 - A nesting pair of piping plovers on a small inland lake beach off the southwestern shores of Lake Erie has birders flocking to the area and lighting up social media. It's been at least 80 years since a nest has been documented in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The piping plover is a federally and state endangered species.

Word of the Day
warblers: noun;songbirds; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of June 14

dandy: adjective; very good, cool;
Dandelion is a dandy weed - and food

docile: adjective; calm, quiet, not active, peaceful;
Asian giant hornets: Who are you going to call? WSDA entomologists, the Hornetbusters!

unimpeded: adjective; not blocked, clear view or path;
Look to the sky for a lunar light show

Today In History

June 20

1895: Caroline Baldwin became the first woman to earn a doctorate of science degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

1863: Library of Congress: West Virginia became the thirty-fifth state in the Union. The land that formed the new state  formerly constituted part of Virginia. The two areas had diverged culturally from their first years of European settlement.

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