A Sand County Almanac - Study Guide Chapter 5, May and Chapter, 6 June Summary & Analysis

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The upland plover comes home to the prairie in May after being in the Argentine for the winter. The bird arrives and claims part of every person's farm with indifference. The birds lay eggs, and when they hatch, the chicks take only thirty days to grow up and learn how to fly. They do all of this by August. When the air starts to turn too cool for them, they go back to Argentina proving that nature knows all about "hemispheric solidarity," something that people have yet to learn.

While the upland plover is in the prairie land, it blends in well. It follows the buffalo, nests in hayfields, and is smart enough to avoid the hay mowers. It really has only two natural enemies which are the gully and the drainage ditch, which the narrator says...

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