2015 Lark breeding season update
The lark breeding season is well on the way, and CNLM field biologists have already located 30 nests at three monitored sites at JBLM prairies. All known lark pairs have initiated their first nest attempts, and several nests have successfully fledged young.
The number of pairs at McChord Airfield seems to have doubled, compared to last year. CNLM biologists are also finding that clutch sizes (number of eggs) laid in late May are increasing, relative to earlier nests. Larger clutch sizes are typical of later season nest attempts, when more food is available for the adults to stuff into their kids' hungry little mouths.