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Beach Learning II

September 18, 2011

These few books would make anyone a beach expert.  I learned more from Ribbons of Sand then any school  class has ever taught me.  I can’t recommend it enough for beach learning.  For a more extensive book list please look back at the Beach Learning I post.

This she crab is still carrying her eggs.  The sea gulls were dive bombing us while Ash tried to get her safely back into the water.

This shark was pretty impressive.  For more pictures of this fellow see the Shaaaark post.

After Hurricane Irene there was a plethora of interesting shells on the beach. Many had hermit crabs still in them.  If you look closely you can  see the little guy still inside.  We didn’t see see that many shells again till Yen and I took a walk, just the two of us.

Starfish after Hurricane Irene.

This little guy fell out of a sea gulls mouth right in front of us. We were delighted to find it was a turtle and not a hermit crab. However, this type of hatchling likes brackish water… not straight salt water. My dad is part of a turtle conservation group and he was coming to visit that day! So we put the little guy in his own little dish till he could be safely transported across the street to the bay.

Magnetite Sand

Common Brown Pelicans

I want to say this is an Atlantic Tern.  We were a little divided on just which bird this was.

Biggest moon jelly fish I have ever seen. It was as big around as a dinner plate. Huge!

Mer has a knack for catching anything…bees, crabs, cicadas…if it moves she can catch it.


Unexpectedly we found deer tracks in the sand.


The full moon was really impressive at the beach.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2011 11:00 am

    What a lovely morning visit…Here we have Autumn colours beginning and farmer’s fields green with the rains and warm sun. What a treat to visit at the seaside… the picture of the children was the beautiful wrapping of it all that brightened my spirits completely! Thank you! My daughter helped with the hatchlings in Mexico this past winter and loved it!

    • September 18, 2011 3:29 pm

      amazing how tiny those little guys are.
      I am so glad you enjoyed our trip.

  2. Megan permalink
    September 18, 2011 7:08 pm

    I loved your pictures…thanks for sharing your website with me this morning at church. -Megan

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  4. September 18, 2011 9:31 pm

    love that last pic. maybe you can photoshop lil’ noa in there? it’d be your complete school of fish.

  5. March 5, 2012 9:45 am

    um I loooooove this picture of the kids…and I needed to look at the beach this morning…I loooooove Bel’s hair ….ah summer you can’t come fast enough

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