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Scituate prepares for plover nests

The stakes have been set and the temporary fences put in place, all so a small beach bird can have another successful mating season on the Spit.

The Spit, a small stretch of land in Scituate harbor accessible only by boat or a long beach walk, has been monitored for decades, with environmentalists looking for ways to help the federally protected piping plover.

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