The saga of Rachel and Steve continues this year at their Hog Island nesting site, where their first egg was laid on April 27th, according to the Audubon website. Rachel is named after famed environmentalist Rachel Carson, whose birthday is May 27, and Steve is named after Steve Kress, whose techniques have restored puffins to Seal Island, and have changed rehabilitation practices globally. Kress spends his summers on Hog Island, working to restore other seabird populations that were once decimated. Follow his blog here.