July 03, 2012
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Sections of Revere Beach are roped off to protect the piping plover.
The piping plover, shown here in Plymouth in 2010, is an endangered bird.
Growing numbers of the birds, which have nested on Revere Beach for years, mean more areas are off-limits to beachgoers.
Steven O'Leary of Wilmington took a closer look at what is a protected in the roped-off area.